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abrazo

[ ah-brah-thaw, -saw; English uh-brah-soh ]
/ ɑˈbrɑ θɔ, -sɔ; English əˈbrɑ soʊ /
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noun, plural a·bra·zos [ah-brah-thaws, -saws; English uh-brah-sohz]. /ɑˈbrɑ θɔs, -sɔs; English əˈbrɑ soʊz/. Spanish.

an embrace, used in greeting someone.

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Origin of abrazo

First recorded in 1625–35; derivative of abrazar “to embrace,” equivalent to a- (from Latin ad-; see ad-.) + brazo “arm” (from Latin bracchium ; see brace)
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