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noun (1)

plural -s
: 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


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noun (2)

plural Chiripá or Chiripás
: a significant subdivision of the Cayuá people of Brazil and Paraguay

Word History


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 23 May. 2024.

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