Origin of charqui
Examples from the Web for charqui
The Spaniards of Mexico name it “tasajo,” while those of Peru style it “charqui.”The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid
Homely indeed were the additions thus made to their daily ration of charqui beef, horse-flesh or kangaroo.
Then Guapo skinned him, and cut him into strips, and dried him into “charqui,” and carried him on board the raft.The Forest Exiles|Mayne Reid
Maize and charqui were packed into knapsacks for the march, and the pirates rowed ashore to open the campaign.
Sometimes it was merely cut in strips, roughly rubbed with brine, and hung in the sun to dry into charqui, or jerked beef.