Meaning of descamisado in English:


Pronunciation /dɛsˌkamɪˈsɑːdəʊ/

nounplural noun descamisados

  • (in Latin America) a very poor person.

    ‘She was a crucial component of that political structure and irreplaceable - as the leader soon realized when his economic policies began to strain his relationship with the descamisados.’
    • ‘Her mammoth wage increases for her beloved descamisados resulted in overwhelming political support for her husband.’
    • ‘Upwards of 200,000 descamisados entered the capital city and demanded that Perón be their Leader.’
    • ‘At her last speech, on May Day, her husband had to hold her up as she spoke to the descamisados.’
    • ‘But his deals with the United States had tarnished his reputation, and the descamisados were no longer the enthusiastic supporters of yore.’


Spanish, literally ‘shirtless’.