chue·​ta | \ ˈchwātə \
plural -s

Definition of chueta

1 in the Balearic islands : a descendant of a Christianized Jew
2 [American Spanish, from Spanish] in Puerto Rico : a descendant of the Majorcan Jews

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History and Etymology for chueta

Spanish, from Catalan juéuet, diminutive of jueu Jew, from Latin Judaeus

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“Chueta.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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