waragi

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

waragi (countable and uncountable, plural waragis)

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Garland Hampton Cannon, The Arabic Contributions to the English Language: An Historical Dictionary
Last modified on 25 August 2013, at 21:02