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jefe

[he-fe; English hey-fey]
noun, plural je·fes [he-fes; English hey-feyz] /ˈhɛ fɛs; English ˈheɪ feɪz/. Spanish.
  1. leader; chief; boss.
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Historical Examples of jefe

  • The Jefe (“Hefy”) within his Distrito has the power of life and death.

    On the Mexican Highlands

    William Seymour Edwards

  • We let the Jefe and his soldiers follow us, we taking the lead.

    On the Mexican Highlands

    William Seymour Edwards

  • We have described our delightful encounter with the Jefe of Isla de Mujeres.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • A well too, there was, and before the genial Jefe had bade us "Adios!"

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • When we refused, he muttered something about reporting us to the Jefe and disappeared.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold


British Dictionary definitions for jefe

jefe

noun
  1. (in Spanish-speaking countries) a military or political leader
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Word Origin for jefe

Spanish, from French chef chief
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