cacafuego

noun cac·a·fue·go \ˌkakəˈfyü(ˌ)gō, -fwā(-\
variants: less commonly

cacafugo

\-fyü(-\

Definition of cacafuego

plural

-s

obsolete

  1. :  a swaggering braggart or boaster

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at cack, focus


First Known Use: 1625


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