slang

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    Zim

    means "Zimbabwe" or "Zimbabwean"; however, the latter is normally used in instances such as these e.g., Zim men/women, Zim celebs, Zim socialites, Zim people, etc. I think y'all get the idea. Another similar term although rarely used is Zimu. Example sentences
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    Echazi

    echazi or "H-Town" in Zim slang refers to Harare i.e., a city that is part of Mashonaland Province. Example sentences
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    Taabho

    means either "we're now okay with that" or "we've had enough of that". Synonyms: Tavebho Zvakwana Usage Taabho (or tavebho) is often used when expressing exhaustion, particularly with something being done repeatedly, and as a means to show protest Zimbos will say the aforementioned for...
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    Bhenzi

    means: "Benz" (i.e., any automobile by Mercedes-Benz AG) Example sentences Pronunciation [ ben-nzɪ ]
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    Gudhu yako haisi gudhu yangu

    gudhu yako haisi gudhu yangu this Shona expression means what satisfies you as a person does nothing for me or that which makes you happy doesn't mean much to me since a lot of things in life are subjective e.g., music, food, fashion, lifestyle and etc. Note: There are some toffee-nosed...
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    Hapana kwatiri kuenda

    hapana kwatiri kuenda this expression means that whatever we are doing right now isn't going to amount to anything tangible, and as such, don't have high hopes that our efforts will pay off except that you should quite frankly brace yourself for the worst to come. Note: In non-figurative...
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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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    Musana wederere

    musana wederere means your lovemaking skills leave much to be desired, you are not a bedroom bully i.e., a one-pump champ who can hardly last long enough to satisfy their partner for them to reach an orgasm (kutunda). This may either be an effect of being overly excited, high levels of...
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    Bholato-bholato

    bholato-bholato means let the good times roll. And if everything is all right what's there to worry about? Umm, 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 calms, m'kay...
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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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    Chadonha

    chadonha this is bosh ("grand larceny") wherein a group of people steal money or personal property by using a perfidious job offer or a confidence trick. The way chadonha is carried out is either as follows: one person deliberately drops a wallet in front of a target individual while walking...
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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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    Sobha

    means "sober" Example sentences
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    Kuzvomora ziso

    1: a furtive glance 2: staring at something or someone Example sentences for 1 Example sentence for 2
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    Kudhibha

    kudhibha 1: to forget something (or not being able to recollect previous events) 2: the state of being naive (or the opposite of being street-smart, if you will) Examples:
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    Mari isina noise

    is a Shonglish phrase that can both mean old money or the idea of being an upstart 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 ("the nouveau riche"). Their objective is...
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    Kudyirwa musaga

    kudyirwa musaga means to be in a transactional situationship wherein the person you are dealing with is unwilling to change the current status of your romantic entanglement to make it official for several reasons such as the following: they are already engaged or married and they don't want...
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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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