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English

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Etymology

From French macaque < Portuguese macaco (monkey) < Bantu.

Noun

Singular
macaca

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A derogatory epithet.
  2. (archaic) (slang) (racial slur) A dismissive epithet used by French-speaking colonials in Central Africa to refer to a native of the Congo or persons of native Congo ethnicity.

Portuguese

Noun

macaca f. (plural: macacas)

  1. feminine of macaco, meaning monkey.
  2. (Brazil): an insult, particularly directed at racial minorities
    • 1997, France Winddance Twine, Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil, Rutgers University Press, ISBN 0813523656, page 70,
      While Miguel reported that in the past he had been called derogatory names such as macaca (monkey), he continued to frame his failure to win public office exclusively in terms of his socioeconomic status.
    • 1999: Michael Hanchard, Racial Politics in Contemporary Brazil, Duke University Press, ISBN 0822322722, pages 210-211,
      During the demonstration, people from the surrounding apartments said “Macaca”; they insulted Benedita. We did not win anything with this gesture.

Spanish

Noun

macaca f. (plural macacas)

Singular
macaca f.

Plural
macacas f.

  1. female macaque monkey; see macaco.
  2. binge, drunken spree, drunk, jag.
  3. female hobgoblin.
  4. (South America, pejorative) Brazilian woman
  5. (Honduras) macaca, a small coin equal to one peso.

Adjective

macaca f. (masculine macaco, feminine plural macacas, masculine plural macacos)

  1. (slang) ugly, misshapen, deformed, squat.

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