Main definitions of querida in English

: querida1querida2

querida1

noun

  • 1(in Spanish-speaking regions) a female romantic partner (often as an affectionate form of address)

    ‘my querida and I went here for a late supper’
    ‘in case you're reading this, querida, I love you’
    1. 1.1SE Asian A married man's mistress.
      ‘she plays the wife who is sharing him with his kerida’

Origin

Spanish, from querer ‘to love’.

Pronunciation

querida

/kɛˈriːdə/

Main definitions of querida in English

: querida1querida2

querida2

noun

  • In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries: a female sweetheart, a darling.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Albert Pike (1809–1891). From Spanish querida a female sweetheart, a darling, use as noun of feminine of querido, past participle of querer to seek out, desire, love.

Pronunciation

querida

/kɛˈriːdə/