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EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish monneca, from a pre-Roman language, possibly a pre-Indo-European substrate. Compare Basque muno(colina). Its original meaning was 'protuberance', from which both senses of 'wrist' and 'doll' come. Compare Spanish moño(a bow, ribbon) and muñón(stump).

NounEdit

muñeca f ‎(plural muñecas)

  1. (anatomy) wrist
  2. doll (figure)
  3. (colloquial) chick, babe, doll (woman)

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