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trapo
 n.— «In the 1987 legislative elections, the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL)—which exposed President Ferdinand Marcos’s attempts to rig the 1986 elections—did not contest the election of many traditional politicians, derogatorily called trapos (Tagalog for “dirty rag”). » —“Aquino’s Challenge: Electoral Reform” by Henry F. Carey Christian Science Monitor (Boston, Mass.) Aug. 19, 1991. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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