boricua

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Taino boricua.

Adjective[edit]

boricua (comparative more boricua, superlative most boricua)

  1. (colloquial, chiefly US) Puerto Rican.
    • 2013, Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge, Vintage 2014, p. 55:
      She hated Lincoln Center, for which an entire neighborhood was destroyed and 7,000 boricua families uprooted, just because Anglos who didn't really give a shit about High Culture were afraid of these people's children.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Taíno name for Puerto Rico, Boriquen Boricuas were the natives who lived in what is known today as Puerto Rico(Borinquen). (Puerto Rican)Boricua means "Brave and noble lord". Borinquen means "Land of the brave and noble lords".

Adjective[edit]

boricua m, f (plural boricuas)

  1. (colloquial) Puerto Rican

Noun[edit]

boricua m (plural boricuas, feminine boricua)

  1. (colloquial) Puerto Rican

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