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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Deverbal from basculhar (scour, sweep), modern vasculhar.

Noun

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basculho m (plural basculhos)

  1. a besom or crudely fashioned broom used to sweep ceilings, chimneys or flues
  2. a servant tasked with the basest, dirtiest housework; scullion
  3. (chiefly Northeast Brazil, derogatory) a base, vulgar woman of low extraction

Etymology 2

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Verb

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basculho

  1. first-person singular present indicative of basculhar