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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin falcō, falcōnem, probably of Germanic origin. Doublet of falcón.

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NounEdit

halcón m (plural halcones)

  1. falcon (diurnal bird of prey in Falconidae and especially in Falco)
  2. (slang, Mexico) government-hired thug (employed to keep watch for drug dealers on the street)
  3. (politics) hawk, hardliner (firm, uncompromising advocate of aggressive political positions)

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