noun je·fe \ˈhā-(ˌ)fā, ˈhe-; ˈhe-fē\

Definition of JEFE

:  chief, leader

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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