maraca

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese, derived from Old Tupi maráka[1] or Guaraní mbaraka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maraca (plural maracas)

  1. (music) A Latin American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs, as a rhythm instrument.
  2. (slang, in the plural) breasts

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References[edit]

  1. ^ maraca” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

maraca f (plural maracas)

  1. A maraca, percussion instrument
  2. (Chile, Argentina, pejorative) A whore
  3. (Chile, Argentina, pejorative) A gay

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