pilcha

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish pilcha (low-quality clothes; high-quality clothes), from Mapudungun pulcha (wrinkle).

Noun[edit]

pilcha f (plural pilchas)

  1. the traditional costume of the Gauchos

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Mapudungun pulcha (wrinkle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpilt͡ʃa/, [ˈpilʲt͡ʃa]

Noun[edit]

pilcha f (plural pilchas)

  1. (rural, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay) low-quality clothes
  2. (colloquial, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay) high-quality clothes
  3. (Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay) each element of the riding tack, such as a stirrup or saddle