cucaracha

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish cucaracha (cockroach). Doublet of cockroach.

Noun[edit]

cucaracha (plural cucarachas)

  1. A Mexican ballroom and nightclub dance.

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cucaracha f (plural cucaraches)

  1. (zoology) cockroach (insect)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Spanish cucaracha.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ku.kaˈra.t͡ʃa/
  • Rhymes: -atʃa
  • Hyphenation: cu‧ca‧rà‧cha

Noun[edit]

cucaracha f (uncountable)

  1. cucaracha (Mexican dance)

References[edit]

  • cucaracha in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From cuca (butterfly caterpillar), of onomatopoeic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kukaˈɾat͡ʃa/, [ku.kaˈɾa.t͡ʃa]
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Noun[edit]

cucaracha f (plural cucarachas)

  1. cockroach
    Synonym: (Chile) barata

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