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abrazo

[ah-brah-thaw, -saw; English uh-brah-soh] /ɑˈbrɑ θɔ, -sɔ; English əˈbrɑ soʊ/
noun, plural abrazos
[ah-brah-thaws, -saws; English uh-brah-sohz] /ɑˈbrɑ θɔs, -sɔs; English əˈbrɑ soʊz/ (Show IPA).
Spanish.
1.
an embrace, used in greeting someone.
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noun

a hug or embrace upon greeting or parting, esp. in Spain and Latin America

Examples

The abrazo given as a greeting or sign of affection devoid of sexual overtures.

Word Origin

Spanish term

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