plural -s
in Brazil, sometimes offensive
: a Latin-American of mixed American Indian and African ancestry

Word History


Portuguese, perhaps of African origin; akin to Hausa ka3fur3chi1 heathenism, ka3fu1ri2 heathen

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cafuso was in 1824

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“Cafuso.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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