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jefe

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noun je·fe \ˈhā-(ˌ)fā, ˈhe-; ˈhe-fē\

Definition of jefe



Examples of jefe

  1. <the jefe of a drug cartel operating out of Central America>



Origin of jefe

Spanish, from French chef, from Old French chief — more at chief


First Known Use: 1903


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