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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Spanish-speaking countries, a slipper; in the Philippine Islands, a native slipper without a heel and with a very small upper which barely covers the toes: worn by women.


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  • [71] -- The chinela, the Philippine slipper, is a soft leather sole, heelless, with only a vamp, usually of plush or velvet, to hold it on.

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  • Calzado a modo de zapato, sin talón, de suela ligera, y que por lo común solo se usa dentro de casa // Similar meaning: chancleta, chancla

    October 22, 2007