The Alternative Egyptian Arabic Dictionary: جزمة

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جزمة 〈jzmẗ〉 etymology From Ottoman Turkish چزمه 〈cẖzmh〉, Modern Turkish çizme. pronunciation
  • [ɡæzˈmæ]
noun: {{arz-noun}}
  1. shoe (a pair) .انا عملت فى حياتى كل حاجة غلط ممكن تتخيلها الا انى ادوس على جزمة بيضة بتاعة واحد صاحبى 〈.ạnạ ʿmlt fy̱ ḥyạty̱ kl ḥạjẗ gẖlṭ mmkn ttkẖylhạ ạlạ ạny̱ ạdws ʿly̱ jzmẗ byḍẗ btạʿẗ wạḥd ṣạḥby̱〉 ʾana ʿamalt fi ḥayāti kull ḥāga ğalaṭ mumkin titxayyalha ʾilla ʾinni ʾadūs ʿala gazma bēḍa bitāʿit wāḥid ṣaḥbi I have done every wrong thing in my life you could imagine, except for stepping on a friend's white shoes.
  2. (vulgar) associated with uncleanliness and impurity .دا ابن كلب عايز الضرب بستين جزمة 〈.dạ ạbn klb ʿạyz ạlḍrb bstyn jzmẗ da ʾibn kalb ʿāyiz iḍ-ḍarb bi-sittīn gazma He is a son a bitch and needs to beaten with sixty shoes.
  3. (obsolete) boot (a pair)
Synonyms: كوتشى 〈kwtsẖy̱〉, حذاء 〈ḥdẖạʾ〉

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