mapache

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Spanish[edit]

mapache

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl māpach, māpachin (raccoon, thief), from māpachoā (to seize, lay hold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mapache m (plural mapaches)

  1. (zoology) raccoon (nocturnal omnivore living in Northern America)
    Synonym: oso lavador
  2. (politics, Mexico) electoral thief or fraudster

Descendants[edit]

  • Basque: mapatxe

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