tsotsi

n
South African
1.
the South African patois as spoken in Cape Town and Johannesburg, espe-cially by black speakers. The language is a combination of English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Sotho.
2.
a stylish black male, a young gangster

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Tsotsi — Título Tsotsi Ficha técnica Dirección Gavin Hood Producción Peter Fudakowski Guion …   Wikipedia Español

  • tsotsi — /tsotˈsi/ noun (S Afr) A member of a black African street gang, a young hooligan or thug ORIGIN: Origin uncertain; perh from Nguni ukutsotsa to wear exaggerated dress • • • tsotsi suit noun A zoot suit …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Tsotsi — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Tsotsi Produktionsland Südafrika, Großbritannien …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tsotsi — Mon nom est Tsotsi Mon nom est Tsotsi (Tsotsi) est un film sud africain de Gavin Hood, sorti en 2005. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Mu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tsotsi — UK [ˈtsɒtsɪ] / US [ˈtsɑtsɪ] noun [countable] Word forms tsotsi : singular tsotsi plural tsotsis South African a criminal who belongs to a group from a black township and has a particular style of clothing, for example very narrow trousers …   English dictionary

  • tsotsi — noun /ˈtsɒtsi/ A hoodlum or street thug, especially one from the townships; a township skollie. Gangsters – known as tsotsis – carrying flick knives or switchblades were plentiful and prominent [...] …   Wiktionary

  • tsotsi — South African Slang Origin: Xhosa, Zulu and the other Nguni Languages gangster, layabout, no gooder …   English dialects glossary

  • tsotsi — tsot|si [ tsatsi ] noun count SOUTH AFRICAN a criminal who belongs to a group from a black TOWNSHIP and has a particular style of clothing, for example very narrow pants …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tsotsi — [ tsɒtsi] noun (plural tsotsis) S. African a young black urban criminal. Origin said to be a Sotho corruption of zoot suit, with ref. to the flashy clothes orig. assoc. with tsotsis …   English new terms dictionary

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