جزمة

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish چزمه (çizme, boot), Modern Turkish çizme.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

جزمة (gazma?

  1. shoes (a pair)
    .انا عملت فى حياتى كل حاجة غلط ممكن تتخيلها الا انى ادوس على جزمة بيضة بتاعة واحد صاحبى
    ʾana ʿamalt fi ḥayāti kull ḥāga ğalaṭ mumkin titxayyalha ʾilla ʾinni ʾadūs ʿala gazma bēḍa bitāʿit wāḥid ṣaḥbi
    I have done every wrong thing in my life you could imagine, except for stepping on a friend's white shoes.
  2. (vulgar) associated with uncleanliness and impurity
    .دا ابن كلب عايز الضرب بستين جزمة
    da ʾibn kalb ʿāyiz iḍ-ḍarb bi-sittīn gazma
    He is a son a bitch and needs to beaten with sixty shoes.
  3. (obsolete) boots (a pair)

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References[edit]

  • Spiro, Socrates (1895). An Arabic-English vocabulary of the colloquial Arabic of Egypt, containing the vernacular idioms and expressions, slang phrases, etc., etc., used by the native Egyptians Cairo: Al-Mokattam Printing Office.
  • Hinds, Martin; Badawi, El-Said (1986). A Dictionary of Egyptian Arabic Beirut: Librairie du Liban.