cachaça

noun
ca·​cha·​ça | \ kə-ˈshä-sə How to pronounce cachaça (audio) \

Definition of cachaça

: a Brazilian liquor distilled from sugarcane

Examples of cachaça in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the impromptu dancing fueled by plenty of Brazil’s cachaca sugarcane liquor — some in bottles filled with jambú, the Amazonian herb that sparks a tingling, electric shock-like sensation to the tongue. Washington Post, "Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil’s Ver-O-Peso market," 14 Oct. 2019 And the impromptu dancing fueled by plenty of Brazil’s cachaca sugarcane liquor — some in bottles filled with jambú, the Amazonian herb that sparks a tingling, electric shock-like sensation to the tongue. Washington Post, "Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil’s Ver-O-Peso market," 14 Oct. 2019 And the impromptu dancing fueled by plenty of Brazil’s cachaca sugarcane liquor — some in bottles filled with jambú, the Amazonian herb that sparks a tingling, electric shock-like sensation to the tongue. Washington Post, "Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil’s Ver-O-Peso market," 14 Oct. 2019 And the impromptu dancing fueled by plenty of Brazil’s cachaca sugarcane liquor — some in bottles filled with jambú, the Amazonian herb that sparks a tingling, electric shock-like sensation to the tongue. Washington Post, "Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil’s Ver-O-Peso market," 14 Oct. 2019 And the impromptu dancing fueled by plenty of Brazil’s cachaca sugarcane liquor — some in bottles filled with jambú, the Amazonian herb that sparks a tingling, electric shock-like sensation to the tongue. Washington Post, "Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil’s Ver-O-Peso market," 14 Oct. 2019 But the small group of employees at the studio quickly created a relaxed atmosphere: cracking jokes, plying them with shots of cachaca, a Brazilian spirit, even taking off their shoes when Swsh decides to take off theirs. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Meet COLORS, a Rising Powerhouse for Music Discovery," 27 Nov. 2019 And the impromptu dancing fueled by plenty of Brazil’s cachaca sugarcane liquor — some in bottles filled with jambu, the Amazonian herb that sparks a tingling, electric shock-like sensation to the tongue. Luis Andres Henao, chicagotribune.com, "Amazon fruits and fish abound at Brazil’s colorful Ver-o-Peso market," 22 Oct. 2019 And the impromptu dancing fueled by plenty of Brazil’s cachaca sugarcane liquor — some in bottles filled with jambú, the Amazonian herb that sparks a tingling, electric shock-like sensation to the tongue. Washington Post, "Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil’s Ver-O-Peso market," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of cachaça

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cachaça

Brazilian Portuguese

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“Cachaça.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cacha%C3%A7a. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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