- (Portugal) puppy (a young dog)
- (Brazil, Madeira, colloquial) dog (of any age)
- (Brazil, derogatory) A promiscuous man.
- (by extension) An unfaithful man.
- Short for : hot dog
In Brazil, this is the neutral and colloquial term for "dog", whereas in settings of higher formalities cão is used instead. The feminine cachorra is even more avoided in such settings (in which cadela is used), but is used more often in everyday language.
- (dog): cão
cachorro m (plural cachorros)
- Synonym: perrito
- cub (the young of certain other animals, generally mammals)
- pup (young of foxes, seals or sea lions)
- ^ “cachorro” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
- ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN
- ^ “cachorro” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913
- ^ Spanish in Contact: Issues in Bilingualism. (1996). United States: Cascadilla Press, p. 3
- ^ Trask, R. L. (2013). The History of Basque. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, p. 416