- (used as an exclamation of astonishment, dismay, or anger.)
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Examples from the Web for caramba
The man who would become the most influential fictionalist of the last half of the 20th century cried, “Ah, caramba!”Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else
October 24, 2014
In a few minutes they were startled by an explosive “Caramba!”The Gilded Man
Caramba, comrades, if you are going to play at knives, can you not take me with you?The Indian Scout
Caramba is a Spanish word meaning in the American language "gosh."The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn
John R. Spears
Caramba, what is this world but a cemetery of bleaching hopes!
There was an old cot there––I slept on it two nights––Caramba!
Word Origin and History for caramba
exclamation of dismay or surprise, 1835, from Spanish, said to be a euphemism for carajo "penis," from Vulgar Latin *caraculum "little arrow."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper