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descamisado

Syllabification: des·ca·mi·sa·do
Pronunciation: /desˌkamiˈsädō
 
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Definition of descamisado in English:

noun (plural descamisados)

(In Latin America) a very poor person.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: Spanish, literally 'shirtless'.

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