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criollo (plural criollos)

  1. Alternative form of Criollo



Borrowed from Portuguese crioulo (white person born in the colonies; slave born in the house of his master; black person born in the colonies).


  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /ˈkɾjoʝo/ [ˈkɾjo.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /ˈkɾjoʎo/ [ˈkɾjo.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈkɾjoʃo/ [ˈkɾjo.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈkɾjoʒo/ [ˈkɾjo.ʒo]

  • (most of Spain and Latin America) Rhymes: -oʝo
  • (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) Rhymes: -oʎo
  • (Buenos Aires and environs) Rhymes: -oʃo
  • (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) Rhymes: -oʒo

  • Syllabification: crio‧llo


criollo (feminine criolla, masculine plural criollos, feminine plural criollas)

  1. creole
  2. Related from people descended from European parents living in the Americas


criollo m (plural criollos)

  1. creole
  2. a person descended from European parents living in the Americas
  3. (Philippines, historical, obsolete) Spaniard born and/or raised in Spanish America who immigrated or visited the Spanish Colonial Philippines or Spanish East Indies in general
    Synonym: americano
    Coordinate terms: peninsular, insular, filipino, filipina

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