See also: Chiva and chivá

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish chiva.

NounEdit

chiva (uncountable)

  1. (US, slang) heroin

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃiba/, [ˈt͡ʃiβa]

NounEdit

chiva f (plural chivas)

  1. blanket, coverlet
  2. goatee, beard
    Synonyms: barba de chivo, chivera, perilla, piocha
  3. young female goat, kid
  4. shutout in a game of dominoes
  5. (Chile, colloquial) (false) pretence, lame excuse
  6. (slang) heroin
  7. female equivalent of chivo

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