cueca

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

American Spanish, from zamacueca, a dance performed in Chile and Peru.

Noun[edit]

cueca (countable and uncountable, plural cuecas)

  1. A family of musical styles from parts of South America.
  2. Any of the dances associated with the cueca musical style.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cu +‎ -eca (diminutive)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /kuˈɛ.kɐ/, [kuˈɛ.kɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈkwɛ.kɐ/, [ˈkwɛ.kɐ]

  • Hyphenation: cu‧e‧ca
  • Rhymes: -ɛkɐ

Noun[edit]

cueca f (plural cuecas)

  1. (Portugal) underpants, including panties
    Synonym: cuecas
  2. (Brazil, Mozambique) male underpants
  3. (Portugal, soccer) nutmeg (the playing of the ball between the legs of an opponent)
    Synonyms: túnel, cuequinha

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See zamacueca

Noun[edit]

cueca f (plural cuecas)

  1. cueca

Descendants[edit]

  • English: cueca

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