chiripa

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Quechua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chiri (cold) +‎ -pa (during).

Noun[edit]

chiripa

  1. warm clothing

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain origin, possibly Persian سراندیب(Serendip) or Arabic سَرَانْدِيب(sarandib), from Sinhala-dib. Cognate with serendipity.

Noun[edit]

chiripa f (plural chiripas)

  1. fluke (lucky or improbable occurrence).
  2. (Venezuela) Blattella germanica (German roach).

Derived terms[edit]

  • de chiripa by sheer luck
  • chiripero in Venezuelan politics, a crowd, a gathering of small players

Further reading[edit]

chiripa” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.