mameluco

noun mam·e·lu·co \ˌmaməˈlü(ˌ)kō\

Definition of mameluco

plural

-s

  1. :  a Brazilian mestizo; specifically :  the offspring of a white man and an American Indian woman — compare caboclo

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Origin and Etymology of mameluco

Portuguese mameluco, mamaluco, modification (influenced by mameluco Mamluk, from Arabic Mamlūk) of Tupi Mamaruca


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