Perhaps from Swahili, or perhaps a corruption of "war gin" (a term applied to the drink on account of its consumption by soldiers).
- IPA: /ˈwaɹaɡɪ/, ˈwaɹad͡ʒɪ/, /ˈwaɹaɡi/, ˈwaɹad͡ʒi/
- ^ Garland Hampton Cannon, The Arabic Contributions to the English Language: An Historical Dictionary
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