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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Classical Nahuatl āchichinqui, from ātl (water) + chichinqui (sucker, sucking), the original sense was that of a mine operator which oversaw the contention of underground water in mineshafts.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /at͡ʃiˈt͡ʃinkle/, [at͡ʃiˈt͡ʃĩŋkle]

NounEdit

achichincle m (plural achichincles)

  1. (pejorative, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico) minion, servant

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