chupacabra

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant spelling of chupacabras used in English cryptozoological publications by misanalysis of the Spanish chupacabras as a plural.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌtʃʰupəˈkʰabɹə/

Noun[edit]

chupacabra (plural chupacabras)

  1. (cryptozoology) Alternative spelling of chupacabras

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Usage notes[edit]

This alternate spelling of chupacabras is often used, however it is considered by many that chupacabras is the correct spelling in Castilian Spanish.

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References[edit]

  • ForteanTimes Magazine FT199 August 2005, editorial on page 02
  • ForteanTimes Magazine FT201 September 2005, letters page 71