Portuguese

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Etymology

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From vaca +‎ -inha.

Pronunciation

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /vaˈkĩ.ɲɐ/ [vaˈkĩ.j̃ɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /vaˈki.ɲa/
 

  • Hyphenation: va‧qui‧nha

Noun

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vaquinha f (plural vaquinhas)

  1. diminutive of vaca
  2. (informal) money collected from a group of people in order to pay for something that benefits the whole group