cac·​a·​fue·​go | \ ˌkakəˈfyü(ˌ)gō, -fwā(- \
variants: or less commonly cacafugo \ -​fyü(-​ \
plural -s

Definition of cacafuego

: a swaggering braggart or boaster

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First Known Use of cacafuego

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cacafuego

Spanish Cacafuego, name of a ship captured in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake, from Latin cacare to void as excrement + Spanish fuego fire, from Latin focus hearth

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“Cacafuego.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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