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caboclo

[ kuh-baw-kloo, -kloh, -boh-; Portuguese kuh-baw-kloo ]
/ kəˈbɔ klu, -kloʊ, -ˈboʊ-; Portuguese kəˈbɔ klʊ /
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noun, plural ca·bo·clos [kuh-baw-klooz, -klohz; Portuguese kuh-baw-kloosh]. /kəˈbɔ kluz, -kloʊz; Portuguese kəˈbɔ klʊʃ/.
a Brazilian of Indian or mixed Indian and white ancestry.
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Origin of caboclo

1810–20; <Portuguese <Tupi caboco, caboculo, caboclo
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How to use caboclo in a sentence

  • 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
  • A squat, swarthy man with rugged features, a caboclo, of white and Indian blood.

    The Record of Currupira|Robert Abernathy
  • The caboclo rushed to the cabin and made for the room where the candle was burning.

    Brazilian Tales|Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • The caboclo Indian did not remove his eyes from the pigeon-house.

    Brazilian Tales|Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
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