Tico

[tee-koh; Spanish tee-kaw]Slang.(in Central America)
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Costa Rica or its inhabitants: an exhibition of Tico art.

Origin of Tico

< American Spanish tico, said to be from Costa Ricans' predilection for diminutives formed with the suffix -itico
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Examples from the Web for tico

Contemporary Examples of tico

  • She has written for The New York Sun, GothamSchools, the Tico Times, and Fodor's Travel Guides.

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    TV's Teen Mom Explosion

    Liz Goodwin

    January 30, 2010

  • She has written for the New York Sun, GothamSchools, the Tico Times, and Fodor's Travel Guides.

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    Michael Moore's Muse

    Liz Goodwin

    October 6, 2009

  • Liz Goodwin has written for the New York Sun, GothamSchools, the Tico Times, and Fodor's Travel Guides.

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    The Next Sarah Palin?

    Liz Goodwin

    August 18, 2009

Historical Examples of tico

  • Then, followed by the dripping Tico, she raced away to camp.

    Johnny Longbow

    Roy J. Snell

  • “God, and Tico,” whispered the girl as she sank down upon a chair.

    Johnny Longbow

    Roy J. Snell

  • Tico,” the boy said, speaking to the dog cowering at his feet, “show us the way.

    Johnny Longbow

    Roy J. Snell

  • Next morning Jeanne and Tico, the bear, wandered away into the forest.

    Green Eyes

    Roy J. Snell

  • For so much gold, Tico Viquez intimated, he would lead the señor to the hut in question.

    The Shadow

    Arthur Stringer