Definition of Ñeri
- Word commonly used within the villero context , that is, among the Argentine lower class people. This word is taken as a synonym for companion or friend. For example: We are going to the party ñeri.
- A derogatory manner in which it refers to a person with little education and who maintains typical customs of lower-class neighborhoods. In other words, their dialect and customs are very characteristic and related to vices and bad life. An example would be: I do not want to see you with that ñeri again, you are from a good family.
SYNONYMS FOR ÑERI
ORIGIN OF ÑERI
The word ñeri was born from the Italianization of the word companion , by Italian migrants to the southern region of Latin America at the beginning of the 20th century. Especially, it is used in the context of the villas, and is usually used as a friend, acquaintance or person whose name is unknown.
Originally it is about the apheresis of the word companion and for that reason its main use is as “ñero”. However, in some rare contexts it can be used in this way to identify a slum person who uses drugs and speaks in an unpleasant manner.
CURIOSITIES OF ÑERI
- Mateo Palacios Corazzaina , Argentine rapper winner of the FMS tournaments and the edition of the battle of the red bull roosters. In July 2.020 he publishes his album “daring”, which contains the single a song called “Ñeri”.
- Villas in Argentina are urban settlements that emerge informally. They are characterized by the great spread of dwellings or homes lacking adequate living conditions. These types of communities arose from the economic crisis of the 1930s.