macaco

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Portuguese macaco (monkey). Compare macaque.

Noun[edit]

macaco (plural macacos)

  1. A macaque, or similar monkey.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French mococo, probably ultimately from Malagasy maka, maki (lemur).

Noun[edit]

macaco (plural macacos)

  1. (obsolete) Any of several species of lemurs.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

macaco m (plural macachi)

  1. macaque
  2. fool, dunce

Portuguese[edit]

Macaco

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Generally thought to have been borrowed from a language of the Congo region. Specifically, it may derive from a word containing the prefix ma- or mu-, which indicates plurality, singularity or collectivity in several Bantu languages. Other suggested derivations include:

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

macaco m (plural macacos)

  1. monkey, ape.
  2. mechanical jack.
  3. (derogatory) black

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1955, Antenor Nascentes, Dicionário etimológico da língua portuguesa, 2nd print

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese macaco.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

macaco m (plural macacos)

  1. macaque
  2. hobgoblin, bogeyman
  3. (South America, pejorative) Brazilian

Adjective[edit]

macaco m (feminine macaca, masculine plural macacos, feminine plural macacas)

  1. (slang) ugly, misshapen, deformed, squat