quebrada

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish quebrada

Noun[edit]

quebrada (plural quebradas)

  1. A ravine.
    • 2003, Joan Koss-Chioino, ‎Thomas L. Leatherman, ‎Christine Greenway, Medical Pluralism in the Andes, page 209:
      Later, friends told me of the dangers of absorbing fright illness and mal aire from the quebrada, especially from eggs and other curing paraphernalia discarded there.

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

quebrada

  1. Feminine singular past participle of quebrar

Noun[edit]

quebrada f (plural quebradas)

  1. (slang, often used in plural) neighboorhood
  2. (slang) a place in a town or city where drugs are routinely consumed, often without knowledge of authorities

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

quebrada f (plural quebradas)

  1. gorge, ravine

Synonyms[edit]