jeropiga

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese jeropiga.

Noun[edit]

jeropiga (countable and uncountable, plural jeropigas)

  1. A liqueur made from partially-fermented malt or wine, found mainly in Portugal.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a corruption of xaropiga, from xarope (syrup).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: je‧ro‧pi‧ga

Noun[edit]

jeropiga f (plural jeropigas)

  1. jeropiga (liqueur made from partially-fermented malt or wine)
    • 1875, Eça de Queirós, “Capítulo XXIV”, in O Crime do Padre Amaro, page 594:
      — Olhe, a falar a verdade, Sra. Escolástica, tomava uma gotinha de jeropiga... A Escolástica correu à taberna ao fim da rua, trouxe a jeropiga num copo de quartilho debaixo do avental; e ambas à mesa, uma molhando sopas no café, outra escorropichando o copo, concordavam, com suspiros, que neste mundo tudo eram sustos e lágrimas.
  2. (pejorative) plonk (cheap or inferior wine)

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