marambaia

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Etymology[edit]

After the Restinga da Marambaia, a sandspit used by the Brazilian Army as a leisure ground.

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Noun[edit]

marambaia m (plural marambaias)

  1. (nautical jargon, derogatory) landlubber (a seaman who prefers being on land)
    • March 1959, Revista de Portugal, n. 173, volume 14, page 404:
      — metáforas patescas de um marambaia
      — seasoned metaphors of a landlubber