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chupacabra

[ choo-puh--kah-bruh ]

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of chupacabra1

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

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Example Sentences

She has a very well known nickname, Chupacabra, which she was very proud to flaunt around the division.

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