[tee-koh; Spanish tee-kaw]Slang.(in Central America)
- a native or inhabitant of Costa Rica.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Costa Rica or its inhabitants: an exhibition of Tico art.
Origin of Tico
< American Spanish tico, said to be from Costa Ricans' predilection for diminutives formed with the suffix -itico
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Examples from the Web for tico
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Then, followed by the dripping Tico, she raced away to camp.
“God, and Tico,” whispered the girl as she sank down upon a chair.
Tico,” the boy said, speaking to the dog cowering at his feet, “show us the way.
Next morning Jeanne and Tico, the bear, wandered away into the forest.Green Eyes
Roy J. Snell
For so much gold, Tico Viquez intimated, he would lead the señor to the hut in question.The Shadow