chile

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See also: Chile and Chi-lê

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish chile. A variant of chili, chilli; see that entry for more information.

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Noun[edit]

chile (plural chiles)

  1. (US, regional) Alternative form of chili (a chili pepper).
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chile (plural chillun or chirren)

  1. (Southern US, African-American Vernacular) Pronunciation spelling of child.
    • 1952, Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, Penguin Books (2014), page 546:
      “I wants all the women and chillun and the old and the sick folks brought out.”

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

chile m (plural chiles)

  1. Alternative form of chili

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl chīlli (pepper).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃile/, [ˈt͡ʃi.le]
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Noun[edit]

chile m (plural chiles)

  1. (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Philippines) chili, chilli, chile
    Synonyms: ají, pimiento, picante, guindilla
    Hyponyms: jalapeño, poblano, habanero, chipotle, serrano
  2. (vulgar, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico) penis
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pene

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