Definitions

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  • noun cryptozoology A monster said to suck the blood from goats in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Known in many other Latin American countries including Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile.
  • noun Plural form of chupacabra.

Etymologies

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From Spanish chupacabras.

Examples

  • In honor of its first victims, the unseen monster was dubbed chupacabras -- the goatsucker.

    Bloodsucker?

  • During a period of about a year or so the chupacabras was the legend of the hour; little children were threatened with him if they didn't behave, there were Tshirts of every description, and there were many jokes about this creature.

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  • During a period of about a year or so the chupacabras was the legend of the hour; little children were threatened with him if they didn't behave, there were Tshirts of every description, and there were many jokes about this creature.

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  • During a period of about a year or so the chupacabras was the legend of the hour; little children were threatened with him if they didn't behave, there were Tshirts of every description, and there were many jokes about this creature.

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  • During a period of about a year or so the chupacabras was the legend of the hour; little children were threatened with him if they didn't behave, there were Tshirts of every description, and there were many jokes about this creature.

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  • I heard from a friend whose family in Puerto Rico owns a coffee plantation that "chupacabras" are most likely just owls.

    Man attacked by owl - Boing Boing

  • The "chupacabras" could have all been part of a mutated litter of dogs, or they may be a new kind of mutt, he said.

    Has a Mythical Beast Turned up in Texas? | Impact Lab

  • Silmarillion, I'm pretty sure "chupacabras" is the mythical blood-sucker, not chotacabras, unless it's a matter of dialect.

    languagehat.com: ORNITHONOMY.

  • Others refused to believe the severity of the outbreak, including soft drink and cigarette vendor Maria Bautista Flores, who compared the current panic to the mythical "chupacabras" that terrorized rural Mexico in the mid-1990s through tales of an alien creature snatching goats and sheep.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • Others refused to believe the severity of the outbreak, including soft drink and cigarette vendor Maria Bautista Flores, who compared the current panic to the mythical "chupacabras" that terrorized rural Mexico in the mid-1990s through tales of an alien creature snatching goats and sheep.

    canada.com Top Stories

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