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DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of airfreight

First recorded in 1925–30; air1 + freight

Definition for airfreight (2 of 2)

air freight

noun

a system of transporting freight by aircraft: Ship it by air freight.
freight transported by aircraft.
the charge for such transportation.
Also airfreight.

Origin of air freight

First recorded in 1925–30

OTHER WORDS FROM air freight

air freighter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for airfreight

air freight

noun

freight transported by aircraft

verb air-freight

(tr) to send (goods) to their destination by aircraft
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