- a combining form meaning “bad,” occurring in loanwords from Greek (cacodemon); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (cacogenics).
Origin of caco-
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Among its exports are sugar, coffee, caco, tobacco and fruit.
Caballerito, doy a usted las gracias por haberme advertido los 6666 ruines propsitos de esos palurdos ms malos que Caco.Doa Perfecta
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Although it is found growing wild, caco is cultivated to a limited extent, and the product is insufficient for home consumption.
It is this kind of fighting which the marines and gendarmes have to continually do in combatting the caco trouble.
I have mentioned a caco attempt to raid Port-au-Prince just before our arrival, in which some of the bandits reached town.
- bad, unpleasant, or incorrectcacophony
Word Origin for caco-
before vowels cac-, word-forming element meaning "bad, ill, poor" (e.g. cacography, the opposite of calligraphy), from Latinized form of Greek kako- a hard-working prefix in ancient Greek, from kakos "bad, evil," considered by etymologists probably to be connected with PIE *kakka- "to defecate" (see caca).