lucha libre

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lu·cha li·bre

(lo͞o′chə lē′brā′)
A form of professional wrestling developed in Mexico in the early 1900s, in which competitors typically wear colorful masks that obscure their identities.

[Mexican Spanish (literally, "free fighting") : Spanish lucha, wrestling, fighting, fight (from luchar, to wrestle, fight, from Vulgar Latin *luctāre, from Latin luctārī, to wrestle, possibly a frequentative verb ultimately from Proto-Italic *luktos, bent, and akin to Greek lugos, flexible twig of the chaste tree, withy, and Lithuanian lugnas, flexible) + Spanish libre, free (from Latin līber; see leudh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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lucha libre

(ˈluːtʃə ˈliːbrə)
a form of freestyle wrestling originating in Mexico
[Spanish, literally: free fighting]
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