Favela meaning

fə-vĕlə
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A shantytown or slum, especially in Brazil.
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In Brazil, a slum at the edge of a city.
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A slum or shantytown, especially in Brazil.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
favela
Plural:
favelas

Origin of favela

  • Portuguese possibly from diminutive of favo honeycomb (from Latin favus) or from favelas (probably from) (pl. of favela spurge) (from fava bean) (from Latin faba bha-bhā- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Portuguese favela.

    From Wiktionary