Carioca definition by Webster's New World
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a person born or living in Rio de Janeiro
Origin: Brazilian Portuguese ; from Tupí, literally , white house
Carioca definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- cariocaa. A dance similar to the samba.b. The music for this dance.
Origin: Portuguese, of Tupian origin.
- Carˌi·oˈcan adjective