chuço

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Portuguese[edit]

Soldados com chuços

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish chuzo (pike), malformation of suizo (Swiss) (because the Swiss were well-known for their use of pikes), from German Schwyz (Swiss), from Old High German Suittes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chuço m (plural chuços)

  1. pike (weapon)
  2. any spear-like improvised weapon made in a jail
  3. (colloquial) umbrella

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