Definitions

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  • interj. An exclamation of surprise or dismay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as carambola.

Etymologies

From Spanish euphemism for carajo. Borrowed into Portuguese as euphemism for caralho. (Wiktionary)

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  • Mé qué, mé qué, mais quelle mouche l'a piquée!�?
    Bégayaient ainsi les conchitas qu'on tapait
    “Aï, aï, caramba, mama, quelle corrida!�?
    Bissaient les gars qui, ma foi, n'en revenaient pas
    D'assister à ceci, tout ça sans sourciller
    Se gardant bien d'y mettre le holà, olé!


    (Irénée, by Paris Combo)

    November 12, 2008