shonglish

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    Ndoshanda ne headline badzi

    ndoshanda ne headline badzi this is a phrase Shonglish phrase that you use when you find yourself rushing to a conclusion of a story after viewing only its suoshal media's title and thumbnail. In formal English, the expression ndoshanda ne headline badzi would literarily mean "I only read the...
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    Pondo (2 bho-bho)

    pondo (or "2 bho-bho") means two dollars, two euros, 2 quid, etc., as long as the value of the currency being mentioned amounts to, umm "two," so, yeah, it doesn't matter really. Another variant of 2 bho-bho is two bho-bho. However, pondo shouldn't be misconstrued with paundi (or mapaundi in...
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    Tsapfuldo

    means a person — particularly a woman — with chiseled calves; often a result of going to the gym on a regular basis whilst doing cardiovascular exercises e.g., running on the treadmill, cycling, mountain climbers, ankle hops, stair climbing, etc. In some cases, wearing high heels every day to...
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    Magirini

    magirini depending on the context this means either any of the following: 1: collard greens (mavheji) 2: low-grade schwag (or low-potency marijuana)
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    Bholato-bholato

    bholato-bholato means let the good times roll. Therefore, if everything is all right what's there to worry about? Ummm, nothing... Nevertheless, moderation is the key to everything. If you are not careful, your raging desire to be a hedonist can lead you into the doldrums, the equatorial...
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    Kupedza ma sports

    kupedza ma sports means you have displayed superior performance or far outperformed your opps (vavengi or mhandu) in whatever field of work you specialize in e.g., this may either be politics, the corporate world, the showbiz industry, etc you name it. As long as you come out on top and you are...
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    Nhumblex

    nhumblex means pregnancy i.e. the period of time when one or more babies develop inside a woman's womb (chibereko). Note: the formal words in chiShona for pregnancy are either pamuviri or nhumbu.
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    Mari isina noise

    mari isina noise is a Shonglish phrase that can both mean old money or the idea of being rich without flaunting it. It connotes a sense of modesty and discretion, as opposed to the more ostentatious display of wealth often seen on social media by mbinga dzitsva (¨nouveau riche¨). Their...
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    Vhayorenzi

    means either a verbal or a physical attack laced with sheer unadulterated hatred. Note: Vhayorenzi is often used as a popular hashtag on social media platforms by Zimbaz to draw attention by gathering around more people (i.e., a Zimbo audience) especially when two or more influencers are going...
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    Skweeeeeeya

    skweeeeeeya means an equal outcome or an honest agreement between all parties involved wherein everyone benefits without any particular member being swindled (kuvharwa or kukwidibirwa). Another alternative spelling is skweya. Note: This word skweeeeeeya is pretty much a butchered Shongrish way...
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    Kuzvipa pressure

    kuzvipa pressure 1: This is a rat race of hustling backwards when competing with people out of your league (mbinga). It is better to save and invest your coins than to wastefully spend them (kuzhanya mari, kuridza mari, or kuzhanda mari) on a lavish lifestyle you can barely afford without...
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    Chibhende

    chibhende 1: a coded or secret language that is used to conceal information or to avoid being explicit especially when you are, for instance, in public spaces where you can easily be heard by elders (vanyarikani). For example, the following phrase "togona kungorasvi bhibhe kora" is an anagram...
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    Galembe

    galembe means a voluptuous onion-shaped curvaceous figure that is guaranteed to make heads turn everywhere. Etymology Galembe comes from a combination of garo ("booty" i.e., magaro, shure, magadziko, or matako in chiShona language) and lembe (i.e., chibhende for something huge, a prominent...
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    Kudya mudhoto

    kudya mudhoto this means tossing the salad... wait, eating booty is sometimes referred to as analingus or rimming the chocolate factory. It involves oral-to-anal contact, e.g., licking, kissing, and perhaps followed by a bit of pegging. However, don't anybody want to be farted on (kusurirwa)...
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    slang Dhidhinity, dhidhiology

    dhidhinity means anal virginity i.e., in this state, your boogina (gosho, musuri, or mudhoto) hasn't been sampled yet... okurrr! As for etymology, dhidhinity derives from a Shonglish combination of mudhidhi ("ass") and virginity. Other related terms are dhidhiology and dhidhiologist. The...
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    slang Mbolis

    mbolis means a real phallus but not an artificial lingham e.g., a dildo, m'kay. And synonyms include vholembe, vholambi, mbawraw, blambi, etc. By the way, the formal chiShona word for a phallus is mboro or shondo except the latter only refers to a circumcised lingham. However, other closely...
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    Nyorovhita

    means raw coitus—kudhunduza, kubhakana, kubondana, or kubhaudha in chiShona language—without the use of a contraceptive, particularly a male condom (kondaza or kondomu). Etymology Nyorovhita is a Shonglish blended word of nyoro ("raw", "fresh", or "wet") and Nestlé CEREVITA (a wheat-based...
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    slang Dhemeti

    dhemeti this is a concatenated Shonglish way of saying "damn it" that's used to express anger, annoyance, or irritation with a person, thing, or the current situation at hand.
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    slang Gemhu park

    gemhu park a family unit comprising of children with different totems (mitupo) because mommy has multiple baby daddies. This slang phrase is derived from how in a wildlife preserve you will find a wide variety of animals all belonging to their respective groups (e.g. zebras, lions, elands...
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    slang Chidhuzhla

    chidhuzhla a catch-all term for any plus-size person regardless of how they proudly identify themselves on a size spectrum. For example, chidhuzhla is made use of by Zimbos when hexpagorating about any of the following fategories: Size spectrum Small fat Medium fat (or midfat)...
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