balsero

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish balsero.

Noun[edit]

balsero (plural balseros)

  1. A refugee who travels from Cuba to America by sea.
    • 1997 February 7, Fred Camper, “Anti-Masterpieces”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      If Manglano-Ovalle sympathizes with the balseros, Kara Walker's installation at the Renaissance Society is so over-the-top it can hardly be reduced to a simple argument.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From balsa (raft) +‎ -ero.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balsero m (plural balseros, feminine balsera, feminine plural balseras)

  1. balsero

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