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EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of marica “magpie, gay man”, from María “Mary”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mariˈkita/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ri‧qui‧ta

NounEdit

mariquita f (plural mariquitas)

  1. ladybird (Commonwealth exc. Canada), ladybug (US, Canada)
  2. (slang) queer, faggot (US), poof (UK)