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  1. Chemical Engineer.
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[guh-vahr-uh; Spanish ge-vah-rah]
  1. Er·nes·to [er-nes-taw] /ɛrˈnɛs tɔ/, Che, 1928–67, Cuban revolutionist and political leader, born in Argentina.
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abbreviation for
  1. Chemical Engineer
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n acronym for (in New Zealand, formerly)
  1. Crown Health Enterprise: an agency supervising health expenditure in a district
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  1. Ernesto (ɛrˈnesto), known as Che Guevara. 1928–67, Latin American politician and soldier, born in Argentina. He developed guerrilla warfare as a tool for revolution and was instrumental in Castro's victory in Cuba (1959), where he held government posts until 1965. He was killed while training guerrillas in Bolivia
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Word Origin and History for che


nickname of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967), acquired when he was working with Cuban exiles in Guatemala in mid-1950s, from his dialectal use of Argentine che, a slang filler word in speech.

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