cacique

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Taino cacike or Arawak kassequa, both meaning "chieftain"

Noun[edit]

cacique (plural caciques)

  1. Originally a tribal chief in the Spanish West Indies.
  2. A local political leader in Latin America.
  3. Any of a number of tropical blackbirds from Central America and South America, family Icteridae.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Taino cacike or Arawak kassequa, both meaning "chieftain"

Noun[edit]

cacique m (plural caciques)

  1. chieftain; an Indian chief, in a tribe.
  2. A very powerful person.

Synonyms[edit]

chefe – s.m. = chief, head – n.
patrão – s.m. = boss – n.
líder – s.m. = leader - n.
gerente – s. 2 g. = manager – n.
empregador – s.m. = employer – n.
capataz – s.m. = foreman – n.
figurão – s.m. = big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig
manda-chuva – s.m. = mover and shaker
cacicão – s.m. = top banana, top dog
mandarim – s.m. = mandarin – n.
magnata – s.m. = tycoon – n.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cacique m (plural caciques, feminine cacica)

  1. chieftain (Indian chief in a tribe)
  2. powerful person, fat cat
  3. cacique (bird)