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  • proper n. A Spanish argot that developed at the end of the nineteenth century among the lower classes in and around Buenos Aires and Montevideo.


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  • Mr. de Rizio enlivens his jokes with an earthy Buenos Aires argot called Lunfardo, which was born in the immigrant underworld in the late 19th century and became the language of tango.

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  • spotted a bbc article on this "20171001-how-italians-influenced-a-south-american-dialect"

    October 2, 2017