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partain

partain  n.— «For instance, the thing that frightens cats as it sucks dirt from the carpet? In Spanglish, it’s a bacunclíner. Breakfast cereal of any sort: confley or sometimes, chirio. A job of less than 40 hours is un partain...

chirio

chirio  n.— «For instance, the thing that frightens cats as it sucks dirt from the carpet? In Spanglish, it’s a bacunclíner. Breakfast cereal of any sort: confley or sometimes, chirio. A job of less than 40 hours is un partain...

bibaporú

bibaporú  n.— «My favorite Spanglish word, probably used by Latina mothers, is bibaporú.» —“Is this our creole?” by Rick Stone Sun-Sentinel (Florida) Dec. 26, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued...

confley

confley  n.— «For instance, the thing that frightens cats as it sucks dirt from the carpet? In Spanglish, it’s a bacunclíner. Breakfast cereal of any sort: confley or sometimes, chirio. A job of less than 40 hours is un partain...

Didi

Didi  n.— «Most Indians, for example, do not call their elder sisters by name but as “Didi” or an equivalent term (just like how one does not normally call one’s parents by name, but “Mother” or “Father...

cocoa payol

cocoa payol  n.— «If one admitted to knowing Hindi, one would be ostracised for being “coolie”; if one admitted to knowing French, as a “country bookie” or “small islander”; Spanish, a “cocoa...

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