chamba

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese, perhaps related to chiripa.

Noun[edit]

chamba f (plural chambas)

  1. (Spain) fluke
  2. (Spain) ditch, trench
  3. (Spain) deep scar (by comparison with a ditch).

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin American rendering of English chamber, since foreigner temporary workers aimed to the American Chamber of Commerce for requesting job information.

Noun[edit]

chamba f (plural chambas)

  1. (familiar, Mexico, Central America, Peru) job, employment.

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