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    I have heard some Dominican women in conversation address one another as vaca (cow). Am I correct in assuming that this is meant as a lighthearted term of affection?

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    Never heard it in my life, and I am Dominican.

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    Maybe you heard them say vacana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Laszlo
    I have heard some Dominican women in conversation address one another as vaca (cow). Am I correct in assuming that this is meant as a lighthearted term of affection?
    It wouldn't surprise me, I've heard some women use bruja as a term of affection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipocrito Mejia
    Maybe you heard them say vacana.
    No, it was definitely vaca. I'm a novice with Spanish, so after hearing it used in this way several times, I asked what it meant. The answer, in English, was "You know, the animal". Possibly it was an in-joke among this particular group.

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    I am not Dominican but in my Spanish a "vaca" is a "fat woman".

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    maybe they were calling each other "heffer"

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    They were calling each other fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rellosk
    It wouldn't surprise me, I've heard some women use bruja as a term of affection.

    I've heard the same. My best friend Esther and I call each other "fea".

    Of course I think she is the most beautiful woman in the world but when we say that, it's just a quirky little term of endearment.

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    I prefer to call you "Linda"!

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