soldadera

noun

sol·​da·​de·​ra
ˌsōldəˈderə,
ˌsäl-
plural -s
: a woman that is a camp follower with a Latin-American and especially a guerrilla military force

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Spanish, female entertainer, woman of loose morals, literally, woman who works for pay, from soldada pay, from feminine of soldado, past participle of soldar to pay

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“Soldadera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soldadera. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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