Tico

Tico

[tee-koh; Spanish tee-kaw] Slang. (in Central America)
noun, plural Ticos [tee-kohz; Spanish tee-kaws] .
1.
a native or inhabitant of Costa Rica.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Costa Rica or its inhabitants: an exhibition of Tico art.

Origin:
< American Spanish tico, said to be from Costa Ricans' predilection for diminutives formed with the suffix -itico

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