adelita

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish

Noun[edit]

adelita (plural adelitas)

  1. A female soldier during the Mexican revolution
    • 1988 July 15, David Fremon, “Look-Alike Contest”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      An employee of the city's Latino Affairs Commission, she looks like an adelita (a woman soldier and camp follower) in her blouse, long skirt, and sash crisscrossing her chest.