tatouay

[tat-oo-ey, tah-too-ahy]

noun

a naked-tailed armadillo, Cabassous unicintus, of tropical South America.

Nearby words

  1. tatiana,
  2. tatin,
  3. tatius,
  4. tatler,
  5. tatler, the,
  6. tatp,
  7. tatpurusha,
  8. tatra mountains,
  9. tatt,
  10. tatter

Origin of tatouay

1825–35; < Spanish tatuay < Portuguese < Guarani tatu-ai, equivalent to tatu armadillo + ai worthless, lazy

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British Dictionary definitions for tatouay

tatouay

noun

a large armadillo, Cabassous tatouay, of South America

Word Origin for tatouay

C16: from Spanish tatuay, from Guarani tatu ai, from tatu armadillo + ai worthless (because inedible)

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