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[kuh-baw-kloo, -kloh, -boh-; Portuguese kuh-baw-kloo] /kəˈbɔ klu, -kloʊ, -ˈboʊ-; Portuguese kəˈbɔ klʊ/
noun, plural caboclos
[kuh-baw-klooz, -klohz; Portuguese kuh-baw-kloo sh] /kəˈbɔ kluz, -kloʊz; Portuguese kəˈbɔ klʊʃ/ (Show IPA)
a Brazilian of Indian or mixed Indian and white ancestry.
Origin of caboclo
1810-20; < Portuguese < Tupi caboco, caboculo, caboclo Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The caboclo Indian did not remove his eyes from the pigeon-house.

    Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • The caboclo rushed to the cabin and made for the room where the candle was burning.

    Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • A squat, swarthy man with rugged features, a caboclo, of white and Indian blood.

    The Record of Currupira Robert Abernathy
  • The caboclo slid down lightly along the trunk and saw two little bodies who were whining, staggering, dragging themselves along.

    Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

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