boricua

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Taíno boricua.

Adjective[edit]

boricua (comparative more boricua, superlative most boricua)

  1. (colloquial, chiefly US) Puerto Rican.
    • 2013, Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge, Vintage 2014, p. 55:
      She hated Lincoln Center, for which an entire neighborhood was destroyed and 7,000 boricua families uprooted, just because Anglos who didn't really give a shit about High Culture were afraid of these people's children.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Taíno name for Puerto Rico, Borinquen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

boricua (plural boricuas)

  1. (colloquial) Puerto Rican
    Synonyms: puertorriqueño, borinqueño

Noun[edit]

boricua m or f (plural boricuas)

  1. (colloquial) Puerto Rican
    Synonyms: puertorriqueño, borinqueño

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