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[ak-uh-poo l-koh; Spanish ah-kah-pool-kaw] /ˌæk əˈpʊl koʊ; Spanish ˌɑ kɑˈpul kɔ/
a seaport and resort in SW Mexico, on the Pacific. Unabridged
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  • “There is a good road from Oaxaca to Acapulco,” said the monk.

    In the Days of Drake J. S. Fletcher
  • The ship was bound from Acapulco to Manila with shrines and images.

  • The goods were for the Acapulco ship which had escaped them at Guam, and was now at Manilla.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • Putting into Acapulco, they found a bark laden with cocoas and anil.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • That was our arrangement, but if anything happened to prevent him, he was to join me in Acapulco.

    On the Frontier Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for Acapulco


/ˌækəˈpʊlkəʊ; Spanish akaˈpulko/
a port and resort in SW Mexico, in Guerrero state. Pop: 761 000 (2005 est) Official name (Spanish) Acapulco de Juárez (de ˈxwares)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Acapulco

in full, Acapulco de Juarez, resort town in western Mexico, from Nahuatl (Aztec) acapulco "place of the large canes," from aca(tl) "cane (plant)" + -pul "large" + -co "place." Acapulco gold as the name of a local grade of potent marijuana is attested from 1965.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Acapulco in Culture
Acapulco [(ah-kuh-pool-koh, ak-uh-pool-koh)]

City on Mexico's Pacific coast.

Note: A fashionable resort known for its beaches and water sports, which include cliff diving.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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