quemaco

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From que (how) +‎ maco (nice), a phrase often exclaimed by visitors to rural areas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (imitating the Barcelonan pronunciation) IPA(key): [kɐˈma.ku]
  • (Central) IPA(key): /kəˈma.ku/
  • (North-western) IPA(key): /kaˈma.ku/, /kaˈma.ko/

Noun[edit]

quemaco m (plural quemacos)

  1. (Catalonia) Someone who comes from a large city to the countryside.
    • 2001, Enric Sànchez-Cid, Ermites i temples insòlits de Catalunya, Cossetània Edicions (→ISBN), page 106
      És un indret de gran atracció turística, sobretot per als "quemacos" que volen comprovar quin gust té l'aigua que arriba a les seves aixetes abans de passar pel clor.
      It's a place with great touristic attraction, especially for the "quemacos" who want to test the taste of the water that comes out of their faucets before it passes through chlorine.
    Synonym: pixapí