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What does chupa de boda mean in context of Rafael Pombo El renacuajo paseador poem?

El hijo de rana, Rinrín renacuajo
Salió esta mañana muy tieso y muy majo
Con pantalón corto, corbata a la moda
Sombrero encintado y chupa de boda.

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Chupa is a familiar term (slang?) for jacket, particularly a leather jacket. It may also mean an old jacket-like garment (see here).

De boda is simply wedding. It may be literal: a jacket to go to a wedding; or figurative: a very smart jacket.

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Seria buena especificaras en donde se conoce ese termino, por ejemplo es primera vez que yo lo escuchaba –  Emilio Gort Jun 28 at 22:20
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@EmilioGort: Supongo que te refieres a chupa y no a boda ;-). Yo soy de España, y aquí es un término coloquial habitual, sobre todo entre jóvenes. Mira por ejemplo este blog. –  rodrigo Jun 28 at 23:01

Viewing this English translation on YouTube it sounds as if it means wedding jacket.

Also, looking it up in a Spanish Dictionary we see that it also means: Chaqueta, chaquetilla.

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