farofa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See etymology at Portuguese farofa.

Noun[edit]

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farofa (uncountable)

  1. A toasted manioc flour used in Brazilian cookery

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

African borrowing, likely Bantu; see Kimbundu falofa or farofa, referencing a meal made with flour, oil, water, and peanuts.

Noun[edit]

farofa f (plural farofas)

  1. (Brazil, cooking) food made from manioc flour cooked in fat
  2. (figuratively) brag; boast
    Synonym: gabarolice

References[edit]

  • Schneider, Dictionary of African Borrowings in Brazilian Portuguese