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papaya

papaya  n.— «Papaya, tortilla and bicho, farewell.…In some Spanish-speaking countries, the words above are slang for the female sex organ, lesbian sex and the male sex organ, respectively.» —“Spanish-language broadcasters watch...

la migra

la migra  n.— «Alerts, often false, about “la migra” checkpoints (Spanish slang for immigration officials) have become as common as traffic reports on Spanish-language radio.» —“Border Patrol Makes In-Country...

Portunol

Portunol n. a mixture of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, usu. spoken. Also Portunhol, Portuñol. Etymological Note: Sp. Portugués or Port. Portuguese + Sp. Español or Port. Espanhol (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

smite button

smite button  n.— «The church administration then gave its officers a “smite” button to use against guests using obscene language, sparking complaints that this violent act was an affront to Christian values.» —“A Sunday...

Portunhol

Portunhol  n.— «Portunhol (or Portuñol) is jocular trade jargon for Portuguese (or Spanish) spoke with notieceable Spanish (or Portuguese) interference.» —“Identifying Spanish Interference in the Speech of Learners of...

scribble

scribble  v.— «Gracefully folding a mixture of southern African languages and slang into her supple prose (“Scribble” is slang for “kill”; when her dad sees her growing fascination with K, he warns, “Curiosity...