waragi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Swahili,[1] or perhaps a corruption of "war gin" (a term applied to the drink on account of its consumption by soldiers).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwaɹaɡɪ/, /ˈwaɹad͡ʒɪ/, /ˈwaɹaɡi/, /ˈwaɹad͡ʒi/

Noun[edit]

waragi ‎(countable and uncountable, plural waragis)

  1. A distilled alcoholic beverage made from bananas or millet, common in Uganda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garland Hampton Cannon, The Arabic Contributions to the English Language: An Historical Dictionary