carioca

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

carioca (invariable)

  1. Of or relating to the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Noun[edit]

carioca m, f (invariable)

  1. An inhabitant of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  2. carioca (dance)

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Tupi. Several theories exist:

  • kari (white man) and oka (house), "the house of the white man".[1]
  • From Kariók or Karióg, name of an old Tupi village, kariîó + oka (house).
  • From carioca, the name of an old indigenous tribe.[2]
  • From carii, another indigenous tribe, carii + oka (house).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carioca m f (plural cariocas)

  1. An inhabitant of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Os cariocas apreciam a praia de Copacabana.
    The inhabitants of Rio enjoy the beach of Copacabana.

Noun[edit]

carioca m (plural cariocas)

  1. weak coffee (with added hot water or from a second shot of spent espresso)

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

carioca m, f (plural cariocas, comparable)

  1. of, from or relating to the city of Rio de Janeiro

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 FERREIRA, A. B. H. Novo dicionário da língua portuguesa. Segunda edição. Rio de Janeiro. Nova Fronteira. 1986. p. 353
  2. ^ FREIRE, Felisbello. Historia Territorial do Brazil. Rio de Janeiro: Jornal do Commercio, vol. 1 (Bahia, Sergipe e Espirito Santo), 1906, p. 153