noun chu·fa \ˈchüfə\

Definition of chufa



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Origin and Etymology of chufa

Spanish, from Old Spanish, tidbit, trifle, joke, from chufar to joke, alteration (influenced by trufar to fib) of chuflar to ridicule, whistle, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin sufilare to whistle, alteration of Latin sibilare — more at sibilant

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a brief usually trivial fact

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