matraca

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish matraca, from dialectal Arabic مَطْرَق (maṭraq). See Aramaic מטרקא (mṭrqʾ) for more.

Noun[edit]

matraca (plural matracas)

  1. A type of wooden rattle from Latin America, ratchet, noisemaker, cog rattle.

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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matraca

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal Arabic مَطْرَق (maṭraq, stick, hammer). See Aramaic מטרקא (mṭrqʾ) for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

matraca f (plural matracas)

  1. (music) ratchet, wooden rattle
  2. (informal) chatterbox (one who chats or talks to excess)
  3. (informal) mouth

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From dialectal Arabic مَطْرَق (maṭraq). See Aramaic מטרקא (mṭrqʾ) for more.

Noun[edit]

matraca f (plural matracas)

  1. (music) ratchet, wooden rattle
  2. (colloquial) a pestering, plaguing

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