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sugar

sugar  n.— «Diabetes, commonly known as “sugar” in many Caribbean cultures, occurs when the body either lacks the ability to produce the hormone insulin, lacks the ability to use insulin properly—or both.» —“Diabetes...

bankster

bankster  n.— «The Dominican government’s victory in a Miami courtroom earlier this week over one of the Caribbean nation’s most powerful financiers was a milestone in bringing the alleged architects of the country’s 2003 banking crisis to...

Nueva Yol

Nueva Yol n. In Caribbean Spanish, New York (City). Also Nueba Yol. Editorial Note: The “yol” is due to a clipped final consonant, characteristic of Caribbean Spanish. In most dialects of Spanish, the “V” and “B”...

freeco

freeco n. a service, item, or performance taken without payment (although something may be expected in return); a freebie; a handout; a comp. Editorial Note: Given the constant and common cultural exchange between Caribbean nations, this term may...

sofrito

sofrito  n.— «The name sofrito is derived from the Spanish word meaning to fry. The technique and basic recipe, which originated in Spanish cuisine, were brought to the Caribbean by Spanish colonizers. Recipes have in common the method of...