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Spanish Word of the Day: Cambuyonero

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Cambuyonero

Canarismos

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/11/2011
Word: Cambuyonero
(cam-bu-yo-NE-ro), adjetivo.
English: Black marketeer
Etymology: De la expresión inglesa come buy on
Meaning: Persona que se dedica a la compra y venta de artículos de dudosa procedencia. Estraperlista.
Topic:Canarismos
Example:

Durante la guerra se ganaban la vida, ya que no había otra cosa, de cambuyoneros con café, azúcar y medias de nailon.

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