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) GollyǃExclamation of surprise or dismay.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:wow, Thesaurus:dammit



Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish caramba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

caramba!

  1. (non-vulgar) gee, boy, shucks, gosh, golly, geez, jeez, gee whiz, crikey, blimey, heck, whoa, dang, darn (expresses surprise or anger)



Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Euphemism for carajo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈɾamba/, [kaˈɾãmba]

Interjection[edit]

¡caramba!

  1. (euphemistic, non-vulgar) gee, boy, shucks, gosh, golly, geez, jeez, gee whiz, crikey, blimey, heck, whoa, dang, darn, freaking gosh (an expression of shock, surprise or anger)

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