See also: cartonerò

English edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish cartonero.

Noun edit

cartonero (plural cartoneros)

  1. A person in Latin America who collects discarded waste, such as cardboard, to reuse or resell.
    • 2015 June 25, James B. Stewart, “If Greece Defaults, Imagine Argentina, but Much Worse”, in New York Times[1]:
      Tens of thousands of the unemployed scavenged the streets collecting cardboard, an enduring image that gave rise to the term “cartoneros.”

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Spanish edit

Etymology edit

From cartón (cardboard) +‎ -ero.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /kaɾtoˈneɾo/ [kaɾ.t̪oˈne.ɾo]
  • Rhymes: -eɾo
  • Syllabification: car‧to‧ne‧ro

Noun edit

cartonero m (plural cartoneros, feminine cartonera, feminine plural cartoneras)

  1. cartonero

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