noun (plural descamisados)
(In Latin America) a very poor person.
- She was a crucial component of that political structure and irreplaceable - as the leader soon realized when his economic policies began to strain his relationship with the descamisados.
- Her mammoth wage increases for her beloved descamisados resulted in overwhelming political support for her husband.
- Upwards of 200,000 descamisados entered the capital city and demanded that Perón be their Leader.
Mid 19th century: Spanish, literally 'shirtless'.
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