Porteño Spanish is the dialect of caste-sha-no (castellano) spoken in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the surrounding areas. It is categorized by an Italian-like pronunciation and colorful Lunfardo slang.

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ñoqui

freeloader or someone who earns money without working

This term comes from the "ghost employment" epidemic of the 1970's, when people who earn government salaries without doing any work. These government checks were issued on the 29th of the month, which is when Argentine's traditionally eat ñoqui (gnocchi).

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