[ al-fawr-juh; Spanish ahl-fawr-hah ]
/ ælˈfɔr dʒə; Spanish ɑlˈfɔr hɑ /
noun, plural al·for·jas [al-fawr-juhz; Spanish ahl-fawr-hahs]. /ælˈfɔr dʒəz; Spanish ɑlˈfɔr hɑs/. Southwestern U.S.
a saddlebag, especially one made of leather.
a cheek pouch.
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Origin of alforja
1605–15; <Spanish <Arabic al-khurj the pair of saddlebags
Words nearby alforja
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Example sentences from the Web for alforja
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) /
noun Southwestern US
a saddlebag made of leather or canvas
Word Origin for alforja
C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-khurj the saddlebag
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