abrazo

abrazo

[ah-brah-thaw, -saw; English uh-brah-soh]
noun, plural abrazos [ah-brah-thaws, -saws; English uh-brah-sohz] . Spanish.
an embrace, used in greeting someone.
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Main Entry:  abrazo
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a hug or embrace upon greeting or parting, esp. in Spain and Latin America
Example:  The abrazo given as a greeting or sign of affection devoid of sexual overtures.
Etymology:  Spanish term
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