Translation of sambenito in English:

sambenito

m

[familiar/colloquial]
  • le echaron el sambenito they put the blame on him intentan deshacerse del sambenito de país tercermundista they are trying to rid themselves of the label o image of a third-world country me colgaron or pusieron el sambenito de timador they branded o labeled me a con man

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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.