macaquitos

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Some sources think it refers to the Brazilian blacks (Torston), others to a Brazilian's comparatively short stature (Lone).

Noun[edit]

macaquitos m pl

  1. (literally) little monkeys
  2. (by extension, slang, derogatory) Brazilians (often implying a perceived tendency to copy American and European fads).

Usage notes[edit]

Occasionally the term is used by Argentines against Brazilians. Once applied to Brazilian soldiers, later to football players.

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