pascola

noun

pas·​co·​la
päˈskōlə
plural -s
: a masked fiesta dancer of the Cahita and Yaqui Indians who provides a ceremonial type of burlesquing and clowning through his ritual dances

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish, from Yaqui pahko' ola, literally, old man of the fiesta

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“Pascola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pascola. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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