Uncertain. Possibly a substratum word of Dacian and ultimatley Indo-European origin, related to Albanian sorrë, or borrowed from it; compare Aromanian cioarã, tsoarã. Also seemingly related to several Italian dialect cognates, compare Friulian çore, Calabrian ciola, Neapolitan ciàula, Tarentino ciola. .
- (slang, pejorative) slur for a dark-skinned person, especially a Gipsy/Bohemian. Less usual, a slur for Negro