carioca

noun
ca·​ri·​o·​ca | \ ˌker-ē-ˈō-kə, ˌka-rē-\

Definition of carioca

1 capitalized : a native or resident of Rio de Janeiro
2a : a variation of the samba
b : the music for this dance

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The ingredients to make carioca are chocolate, nuts, sponge cake and glaze. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Prime property: Carlton Woods custom highlights pool, outdoor living areas," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of carioca

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carioca

Brazilian Portuguese

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