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pirata

pirata n. an unlicensed taxi; a gypsy cab. Editorial Note: This term is common throughout the Spanish-speaking world, but is recorded here because of its entrance into the everyday vernacular of Los Angeles and other communities. Etymological Note:...

Yuma

Yuma  n.— «In Cuban street slang, yuma means a foreigner, more specifically, someone from a non-Spanish speaking European or North American country, and most particularly, from the United States. When someone asks my brother-in-law where...

bicho

bicho  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...

tortilla

tortilla  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...

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...

migra

migra n. the border patrol at the shared U.S. boundary with Mexico. Editorial Note: Used by Spanish-speaking undocumented immigrants as la migra. The border patrol, originally part of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, is now...