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  1. a beer made from fermented corn in South and Central America.
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Origin of chicha

Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for chicha

Historical Examples

  • From what, the reader will ask, and how, is chicha prepared?

    Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena

    H. J. Mozans

  • The manufacture of chicha is primitive, and not a little disgusting.

  • At the suggestion of Chicha, Desnoyers accompanied them in the capacity of driver.

  • Had I not tasted the chicha beer of the Andes, and found it good?

  • Its manufacture is unknown outside Mexico, and in Peru the chicha, or maiz beer of the natives, takes its place.


    Charles Reginald Enock