caramba

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish caramba, a euphemism for the real expletive carajo.

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caramba

  1. (non-vulgar) Exclamation of surprise or dismay.; golly!
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:wow, Thesaurus:dammit

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish caramba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

caramba!

  1. (non-vulgar) gee, gosh, shucks, blimey, darn (an expression of shock, surprise or anger)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Euphemism for carajo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈɾamba/, [kaˈɾãm.ba]

Interjection[edit]

¡caramba!

  1. (euphemistic) gee, gosh, shucks, blimey, darn (an expression of shock, surprise or anger)

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