kif-kif

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Etymology[edit]

At first in soldiers’ slang among the Armée d’Afrique. From common Maghrebi Arabic, including Algerian Arabic كيف كيف(kīf kīf, the same; in the same way), from كيف(kīf, how; like), itself from Arabic كَيْفَ(kayfa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kif.kif/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

kif-kif (invariable)

  1. (informal) same, alike

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