Definition of basuco in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈso͞okō/


Impure or low-grade cocaine, especially when mixed with coca paste and tobacco and marijuana.
Example sentences
  • We also wrote down operational details of outreach teams currently working with basuco users.
  • The basuco was sold for a low price and it rapidly became even more popular than marijuana in a lot of cities.
  • Cocaine sulfate is also available as coca paste known as basuco, bazooka, piticin, pistol, pitillos, or tocos and is widely smoked in South America.


1980s: from Colombian Spanish; perhaps related to Spanish bazucar 'shake violently'.

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Syllabification: ba·su·co

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