noun (1)
chi·​ri·​pa | \ ¦chirə¦pä \
plural -s

Definition of chiripa

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a man's woolen garment rectangular in shape, usually tucked in at the belt and wrapped in various ways around the hips and thighs, and worn by gauchos and Indians in southern South America


noun (2)
Chi·​ri·​pá | \ " \
plural Chiripá or Chiripás

Definition of Chiripá (Entry 2 of 2)

: a significant subdivision of the Cayuá people of Brazil and Paraguay

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History and Etymology for chiripa

Noun (1)

American Spanish chiripá, from Quechua chirípak, literally, for the cold, from chíri cold + -pak for

Noun (2)

Spanish & Portuguese, of American Indian origin

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“Chiripa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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