mutirão

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Tupi motyrõ.

Noun[edit]

mutirão m (plural mutirões)

  1. (Brazil) collective and voluntary mobilization to make some effort.
    • 1956, Guimarães Rosa, Grande Sertão: Veredas:
      …a vida é mutirão de todos, por todos remexida e temperada.
      Life is [the result of] a joint effort from all, and by all it is re-stirred and seasoned.