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Definition of Caramba
1. used to express surprise or dismay [interj]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caramba
Literary usage of Caramba
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"Dammar and amber do not dissolve In alcohol : copal becomes pasty ; elemi and caramba wax dissolve with difficulty ; while ro*in, shellac, ..."
2. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"NOW WITH PROTECTION AND RECENTLY ACTIVATED POACHING PATROLS THEIR NUMBERS HAVE REBOUNDED IN caramba NATIONAL PARK. WILDLIFE NEAR EXTINCTION ELSEWHERE HAVE ..."
3. A Pleasure Pilgrim in South America by C. D. MacKellar (1908)
"... there was a loud " caramba I" and those youths went simply tottering down the street yelling with laughter—and it makes me laugh yet when I think of it. ..."