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cachorros

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish cachorro (cub), from Basque txakur, xakur (puppy).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cachorro m (plural cachorros, feminine cachorra, feminine plural cachorras)

  1. (Portugal) puppy (a young dog)
  2. (Brazil, Madeira) dog (of any age)
  3. Short for cachorro-quente: hot dog

Usage notesEdit

In Brazil, the feminine cachorra is not commonly used in the sense of “dog”. Cadela is usually used instead.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Metathesis of Basque txakur, xakur (puppy); also loaned South Corsican ghjacaru (hound), Sardinian giagaru.

NounEdit

cachorro m (plural cachorros)

  1. puppy
  2. cub (the young of certain other animals, generally mammals)

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Derived termsEdit

  • cachorro de lobo (wolf cub, wolfling)

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