[ al-fawr-juh; Spanish ahl-fawr-hah ]

noun,plural al·for·jas [al-fawr-juhz; Spanish ahl-fawr-hahs]. /ælˈfɔr dʒəz; Spanish ɑlˈfɔr hɑs/. Southwestern U.S.
  1. a saddlebag, especially one made of leather.

  2. a cheek pouch.

Origin of alforja

1605–15; <Spanish <Arabic al-khurj the pair of saddlebags

Words Nearby alforja Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use alforja in a sentence

  • When meal-time arrives, each peasant brings out the alforja, or embroidered wallet, which Sancho Panza kept so well filled.

    Things seen in Spain | C. Gasquoine Hartley

British Dictionary definitions for alforja


/ (ælˈfɔːdʒə) /

nounSouthwestern US
  1. a saddlebag made of leather or canvas

Origin of alforja

C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-khurj the saddlebag

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