chiva

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See also: Chiva and chivá

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish chiva.

Noun[edit]

chiva (uncountable)

  1. (US, slang) heroin

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃiba/, [ˈt͡ʃiβa]

Noun[edit]

chiva f (plural chivas)

  1. blanket, coverlet
  2. goatee, beard
    Synonyms: barba de chivo, chivera, perilla, piocha
  3. young female goat, kid
  4. shutout in a game of dominoes
  5. (Chile, colloquial) (false) pretence, lame excuse
  6. (slang) heroin
  7. feminine equivalent of chivo

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