chaleco

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Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately probably from Turkish yelek. Compare Spanish chaleco, Portuguese jaleco, English gilet.

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Noun[edit]

chaleco m (plural chalecos)

  1. vest, waistcoat
    • 1891, José Barral Campos, O amigo de S. Pedro:
      Dimpois de comer dúas cuncas de caldo, deitouse na cama, sacou da faltrica do chaleque dous cigarros e unha navalla e liando un pito, púxose a fumegar polas ventas das narices, o mesmo có tren.
      After eating two bowls of broth he laid down on the bed; he took two cigars and a pocket knife from the vest's pocket and, rolling a cigarette, began to throw smoke by the nostrils, not unlike a train

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from archaic Italian giulecco, which is from Turkish yelek. Compare English gilet and Portuguese jaleco.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃaˈleko/, [t͡ʃaˈle.ko]

Noun[edit]

chaleco m (plural chalecos)

  1. vest, waistcoat, gilet
  2. sweater, jumper

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