viejitos

noun plural but singular in construction

vie·​ji·​tos
vyāˈhēˌtōs
: a comic dance of the Tarascan Indians performed by young men dressed and masked as old men

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, little old men, plural of viejito old man, diminutive of viejo old man, from viejo, adjective, old, from Latin vetulus, from vetus old

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“Viejitos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viejitos. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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