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ecuavolley

ecuavolley n. a form of volleyball with a high net, three players per side, and permissive ball-handling rules. Editorial Note: This game originated in Ecuador at least as early as the 1960s, but is increasingly visible in other countries. In...

Hurban

Hurban n. a commercial radio programming format made of music intended to be popular with Black and Spanish-speaking city-dwellers. Editorial Note: The format usually emphasizes reggaeton, dancehall, and English- and Spanish-language hip-hop, but...

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...

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