mucama

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Kimbundu mukama ‎(slave, concubine).

Noun[edit]

mucama f (plural mucamas)

  1. (Brazil) housemaid; servant
    • 1881, Machado de Assis, O Alienista[1], VI, page 46:
      —Está, sinhá, respondia a mucama de cócoras no chão, está boa. Sinhá vira um bocadinho. Assim. Está muito boa.
  2. (Brazil, historical) domestic slave

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Portuguese mucama, from Kimbundu mukama ‎(slave, concubine).

Noun[edit]

mucama f ‎(plural mucamas)

  1. maid
  2. chambermaid

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