Martha Hildebrandt: the meaning of “Acartonamiento”

This formation with a compositional element (micro-) is linked –in its origin– with Latin wage, -eat, ‘pay, reward’, derived from merx, -cis, ‘merchandise’ (Critical etymological dictionary Castilian and Hispanic of Corominas). Micromarketer, -a it is a term – apparently exclusive – of our police language; designates the “small-scale drug trafficker” (Dictionary of Peruvianisms, APL, 2016). See an example from the Lima magazine Masks: “He was in jail for three days and his release record indicates him as a micromarketer of drugs ”(4/16/2015).


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