[ noun wil-kawl; adjective wil-kawl ]
/ noun ˈwɪlˌkɔl; adjective ˈwɪlˈkɔl /


an item of merchandise that is reserved for a customer, who takes possession of it when payments have been completed.
a department in a store where such merchandise is held.


of or relating to merchandise held in will-call or on the layaway plan.


Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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