Not real sure how it's spelled, but would like a definition for it. It's chapparita or chaparrita.

updated JUL 20, 2010
posted by Juanita

7 Answers


slang for short. Used for short females. A pet name for a short woman or short girl, "shorty." Usually used as a pet name within a Mexican family as a sign of affection for a little girl.

updated ABR 10, 2010
edited by Neago
posted by Neago
Perhaps it's not offensive to you, but it can be, and I felt it appropriate to point out. Note I did not flag you. And the definition you used shows up at UD, exact same wording and all... http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chaparrita - nuxita, ABR 9, 2010
I asked how offensive "latin" is, please see the responses here "http://bit.ly/d4W0MT" - Neago, ABR 9, 2010

We actually have a member here known as Chaparrito. Ironically, he claims to be tall.

By the way, where have you been Chaparitto? We miss you! smile

updated JUL 20, 2010
posted by Nicole-B
That's the first thing that came to mind. - Yeser007, ABR 9, 2010
Yes, I wonder about him, too. He was a great contributor to SD. - --Mariana--, ABR 9, 2010
So do I - Fidalgo, ABR 9, 2010
Do you know where is Chaparrito? - melipiru, ABR 9, 2010
6'5" :-) - chaparrito, JUL 20, 2010

Hi Nuxita

You had no reason to edit Neago´s answer. I have reinstated the original as I can see nothing wrong with it. As a retaliation to your edit, Neago has flagged your comment.

Would you please both treat editing and flagging with caution as it will only cause bad feeling.

updated ABR 11, 2010
edited by Eddy
posted by Eddy
I did not edit anyone's answer. I don't know where you get this from. - nuxita, ABR 11, 2010
In fact, it shows quite clearly that Neago made the edit. - nuxita, ABR 11, 2010
Sorry about that. I was sure I saw your profile picture on the post. Must get new glasses, hehe. - Eddy, ABR 11, 2010

Exactly Nicole, Chaparrito seems to have disappeared. I opened a thread about that but, unluckily, it didn't arouse much interest :( Where is Maestro?? smile

updated JUL 20, 2010
posted by bomberapolaca
Lo siento... :-( - chaparrito, JUL 20, 2010

Her profile says she joined SpanishDict on April 9 2008 - can't be right can it? - ian-hill

Yes it can, Ian, look at minewink

You joined SpanishDict (Dec 14, 2007)

updated ABR 9, 2010
posted by 00494d19
At the moment, it says you joined on Apr 09, 2010 and that you last appeared on 2010-04-09 . You appear to have accumulated an astonishing number of "points" in a single day. - samdie, ABR 9, 2010
Especially for an eighteen-year old. - samdie, ABR 9, 2010

Are some timestamps incorrect or is this question actually two years old?

I just now noticed that the original question and followup response from juanita are much older than any of the answers given. Odd.

updated ABR 9, 2010
posted by nuxita
Her profile says she joined SpanishDict on April 9 2008 - can't be right can it? - ian-hill, ABR 9, 2010

Thank you very much. I've been forever trying to figure this one out.

updated ABR 10, 2008
posted by Juanita
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