mameluco

noun
mam·​e·​lu·​co | \ ˌmaməˈlü(ˌ)kō \
plural -s

Definition of mameluco

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

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History and Etymology for mameluco

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

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“Mameluco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mameluco. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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