/ (ˌpɪrɪˈpɪrɪ) /
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a hot sauce, of Portuguese colonial origin, made from red chilli peppers
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Word Origin for piri-piri
from a Bantu language: literally, pepper
Words nearby piri-piri
pirarucu, pirate, pirate perch, Pirates of Penzance, Pire, piri-piri, Pirithoüs, Pirke Avoth, pirn, piro, pirog
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How to use piri-piri in a sentence
Piri Pasha was charmed with the young renegade, whom he immediately took into his service as one of his private secretaries.Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf|George W. M. Reynolds
The widows of two teachers who died last year shortly after their arrival in the mission were living with Piri.
Piri is a strong, hearty fellow; the climate seems to have had little effect on him.
People running along the beach called on Piri and me by name to land and feast, but our crews were too frightened, and we went on.
Piri and his wife followed, with part of the crew and the Boera and Port Moresby chiefs.