Suapero selling his mops on the streets of the Colonial Zone

S-Dominicanismos Dictionary


The way Dominicans Speak / Cómo Hablamos Dominicanos – Dominicanismos Dictionary

The slang used in the Dominican Republic.

S – ese

Sacaliñar – to throw something (that they did) up in someone’s face


Sacando chipa – Being very angry

Sacar chivo – to commit fraud (Trujillo is referred to as a chivo)

Samuro – non-pure bread fighting rooster

Sanky Panky – Gigolo Dominican-style, comes from the words hanky panky

Saranana – skin allergy

Segundito – when you ask someone to give you a few seconds more time “Give me a second.”


(hacer un) Serrucho – To collect money (maybe money owed to you)

Si Dios Quieres – If God wants. Many Dominicans say this after saying anything to show they are not arrogant.

Sica – poop, fecal matter

Sicote – smelly feet

Silebí – sealed beam, headlamp for an automobile

Silin – Ceiling

Singar – a not-nice word meaning to have sex. This word is vulgar and used for the F word.

Sirimba – dizziness, sudden illness (thanks Marcia for the word)

Siro – syrup (as in maple syrup)

Soba – caress

Sobacco – armpit

Soquín – an all around bad odor


Suape – a mop or the act of mopping.

Suape – someone that is very drunk “Tengo un suape” “I’m drunk.”

Swiche (in Spain Spanish – interrupter) – light switch


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