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carromata

[kar-uh-mah-tuh; Spanish kahr-raw-mah-tah] /ˌkær əˈmɑ tə; Spanish ˌkɑr rɔˈmɑ tɑ/
noun, plural carromatas
[kar-uh-mah-tuh z; Spanish kahr-raw-mah-tahs] /ˌkær əˈmɑ təz; Spanish ˌkɑr rɔˈmɑ tɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in the Philippines) a light, two-wheeled covered vehicle, usually drawn by one horse.
Origin
< Spanish carromato < Italian carromatto cart, equivalent to carro (< Latin carrus; see car1) + matto stupid, drunk (referring to the cart's motion)
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