caramba

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish caramba, a euphemism for the real expletive carajo.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

caramba

  1. (non-vulgar) Exclamation of surprise or dismay.; golly!
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:wow, Thesaurus:dammit

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish caramba.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Rhymes: -ɐ̃bɐ
  • Hyphenation: ca‧ram‧ba

InterjectionEdit

caramba!

  1. (non-vulgar) gee, gosh, shucks, blimey, darn (an expression of shock, surprise or anger)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Euphemism for carajo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaˈɾamba/ [kaˈɾãm.ba]
  • Rhymes: -amba
  • Hyphenation: ca‧ram‧ba

InterjectionEdit

¡caramba!

  1. (euphemistic) gee, gosh, shucks, blimey, darn (an expression of shock, surprise or anger)

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