ca·​fu·​so | \ kəˈfü(ˌ)zō \
plural -s

Definition of cafuso

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

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First Known Use of cafuso

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cafuso

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

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“Cafuso.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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