[ 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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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)
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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.

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Culture definitions for acapulco


[ (ah-kuh-pool-koh, ak-uh-pool-koh) ]

City on Mexico's Pacific coast.


A fashionable resort known for its beaches and water sports, which include cliff diving.
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