chaval

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See also: čhaval

Romansch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), of Gaulish origin.

Noun[edit]

chaval m (plural chavals)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) horse

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Caló chavó, from Romani ćhavo, possibly related to English chav and regional German Chabo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃaˈbal/, [t͡ʃa.ˈβ̞al]

Noun[edit]

chaval m (plural chavales, feminine chavala, feminine plural chavalas)

  1. (chiefly Spain) kid, boy
    Synonyms: chamaco (Mexico), chavo (Mexico), chico, niño, muchacho
  2. young man, lad, youngster
    Synonym: chavo (Mexico)
  3. (Spain, informal) buddy, guy
    • 2020, “El Parque de las Balas”, performed by Carolina Durante:
      En el parque de las balas / Tardes y noches, fines de semanas / Con los chavales y con las chavalas
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