merguez

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مرقاز (mirqāz "sausage").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

merguez (uncountable)

  1. A red, spicy sausage from North Africa, made with lamb or beef.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مرقاز (mirqāz, sausage).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

merguez f (plural merguez)

  1. Merguez
  2. (slang) A car that has been modified—as by filing away its engine number, or including components from different cars—to make it harder to identify or to conceal damage from an accident.[1]
  3. (slang, by extension) A seemingly normal transaction that later turns out to be a scam.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Courrier de Mantes, editor (accessed 23 January 2008), “Petit lexique du jargon des flics”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]