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caboclo

[kuh-baw-kloo, -kloh, -boh-; Portuguese kuh-baw-kloo]
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noun, plural ca·bo·clos [kuh-baw-klooz, -klohz; Portuguese kuh-baw-kloo sh] /kəˈbɔ kluz, -kloʊz; Portuguese kəˈbɔ klʊʃ/.
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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

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

    The Record of Currupira

    Robert Abernathy

  • 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