Friday, August 17, 2012

Word of the day: jípeta

The word of the day is jípeta:

A "jipeta" is the equivalent to an SUV (Ford Explorer, Lincoln Navigator, Toyota Landcruiser) in the Dominican Republic. (

"You have to leave the rental jípeta on the last bit of paved road and jump on the back of two motoconchos with all the luggage balanced on your backs."

 - Junot Díaz, "The Cheater's Guide to Love", New Yorker 23 July 2012

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