The Alternative Portuguese Dictionary: chinelo

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chinelo {{wikipedia}} etymology Ultimately from Latin plānus, from Proto-Indo-European *pelh. pronunciation
  • (South Brazil) /ʃi.ˈnɛ.lo/
  • (PT) /ʃi.ˈnɛ.lu/
noun: {{pt-noun}}
  1. slipper low shoe usually worn indoors
  2. flip-flop a sandal, usually of rubber
  3. (vulgar, Brazil) lowlife
Synonyms: chinela
related terms:
  • chineleiro
  • chinelada

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