mariquita

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of marica “magpie, gay man”, from María “Mary”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mariˈkita/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ri‧qui‧ta

Noun[edit]

mariquita f (plural mariquitas)

  1. ladybird (Commonwealth exc. Canada), ladybug (US, Canada)
  2. (slang) queer, faggot (US), poof (UK)