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chupacabra

[ choo-puh-kah-bruh ]
/ ˌtʃu pə ˈkɑ brə /
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noun
a blood-sucking, hairless creature of Latin American legend that is said to attack livestock, especially goats: We concluded that the chupacabra sightings in Texas were most likely coyotes with mange.
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Origin of chupacabra

First recorded in 1995–2000; from Spanish, literally “goat sucker,” equivalent to chupar “to suck” + cabra “goat,” possibly a translation of Latin caprimulgus; see capri-, milk, goatsucker

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