PRONUNCIATION: (des-ka-mee-SAH-doh)

MEANING: noun: A very poor person.

ETYMOLOGY: From Spanish descamisado (shirtless), from des- (dis-, un-) + camisa (shirt). Earliest documented use: 1821.

NOTES: Over the years, the term has been applied to various people, such as a revolutionary in the Spanish Revolution of 1820-23 and a supporter of Argentinian President Juan Perón.

DECCA MISADO - a shellac recording of a Catholic Mass

ODES CAMISADO - poems to be read in your shirtsleeves

PESCA MISADO - a traditional Japanese soup made from fish in a dashi stock with softened miso paste mixed in