[ al-fawr-juh; Spanish ahl-fawr-hah ]
/ ælˈfɔr dʒə; Spanish ɑlˈfɔr hɑ /

noun, plural al·for·jas [al-fawr-juh z; Spanish ahl-fawr-hahs] /ælˈfɔr dʒəz; Spanish ɑlˈfɔr hɑs/. Southwestern U.S.

a saddlebag, especially one made of leather.
a cheek pouch.

Origin of alforja

1605–15; < Spanish < Arabic al-khurj the pair of saddlebags Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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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