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Tico

[ tee-koh; Spanish tee-kaw ]
/ ˈti koʊ; Spanish ˈti kɔ /
Slang.(in Central America)
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noun, plural Ti·cos [tee-kohz; Spanish tee-kaws]. /ˈti koʊz; Spanish ˈti kɔs/.
a native or inhabitant of Costa Rica.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Costa Rica or its inhabitants: an exhibition of Tico art.
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Origin of Tico

First recorded in 1905–10; from Latin American Spanish tico, said to be from Costa Ricans’ predilection for diminutives formed with the suffix -itico
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