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What does the spanish word "tocayo" or "tocallo" mean in English?
I think it may be a slang word.
- Americo GLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
"tocayos" are two or more people that have the same name.
My name is David, and my best friend is David too, we're "tocayos". He is "mi tocayo", and I am "su tocayo".
You are "tocayo" with anyone who has the same name as you (first or given name, not last name).
yes, it's not slang. But I don't think it's exactly the same as English "namesake". You can be the namesake of your grand father or the namesake of General Lee, but in Spanish, you can never say you are their "tocayo".
- 6 years ago
Regardless of what anyone wants to believe, tocayo is Spanish for namesake (a term used to characterize a person, place, thing, quality, action, state, or idea that has the same, or a similar, name to another - especially (but not exclusively) if the person or thing is actually named after another, rather than merely sharing the name of another). Which means, by definition, if you were named after a relative or celebrity, or happened to have the same name as a friend, acquaintance, classmate, co-worker or whatnot, you are his/her namesake, just as he/she is yours.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It just means that somebody has the same name as you do. Like if somebody is called Elizabeth, and you met another girl named Elizabeth. She would be her "tocaya"
There is not an actual English word for that.
But now you know what it means. Hope that helped!Source(s): Native Spanish Speaker
- Anonymous5 years ago
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- 7 years ago
It doesn't seem to be slang or colloquial. Friends from Mexico, Columbia, and Puerto Rico are familiar with it.
- ShweppesLv 51 decade ago
If you're someone's tocayo it means that you share the same first name.
- 1 decade ago
A twin or some who has the same name as you do!