chinela

noun chi·ne·la \chə̇ˈnālə\
variants: less commonly

chinele

\chə̇ˈnālə\

Definition of chinela

plural

-s

  1. :  slipper; especially :  a flat slipper with no heel worn by Philippine women

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Origin and Etymology of chinela

Spanish chinela, alteration of chanela, probably from Italian dialect cianella, variant of pianella, from piano flat (from Latin planus) + -ellą feminine diminutive suffix — more at floor


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