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EtymologyEdit

From Classical Nahuatl mayātl.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maˈɟ͡ʝate/, [maˈʝat̪e]

NounEdit

mayate m (plural mayates)

  1. figeater beetle, June bug (Cotinis mutabilis)
  2. (Mexico, slang) active (top) homosexual or bisexual
  3. (Chicano, slang, derogatory, ethnic slur) black person

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