alcahuete

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Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic [script needed] (alqawwád), from Arabic قَوَّاد(qawwād, pimp).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alkaˈwete/, [alkaˈwet̪e]

Noun[edit]

alcahuete m (plural alcahuetes, feminine alcahueta, feminine plural alcahuetas)

  1. gossip (person)
  2. go-between, matchmaker
  3. pimp (prostitution solicitor)
  4. panderer, sycophant, ingratiator
  5. enabler
  6. drop curtain

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