1. Nolwazi Kwayedza


    means ngozi i.e., particularly an avenging spirit of a deceased biological parent to their child (or children) because their offspring did something terribly wrong against them. For example, murder, physical and verbal assault, etc. That said, there are some people who think this type of ngozi...
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    zvokuti means to a great extent, very much, or to an extent that... [blah-blah]. Therefore, for the latter meaning, you'd use the word to emphasize that things happened beyond what you were expecting. Another dialect word that carries the same meaning is zvekuti and that's what you will often...
  3. Nolwazi Kwayedza


    zwana means two days ago or the day before yesterday. For example, if today is Friday you'd be talking about Wednesday. And a synonym of zwana is marimwezuro. However, you are less likely to hear zwana in many conversations or come across it on social media because many Zimbos nowadays don't...
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    adhiresi means address e.g., a place where someone or something can be found or contacted, typically consisting of a house number, street name, and sometimes a postcode. This can also mean a website address too. Examples
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    apuro 1: an apple i.e., a green or a red firm fruit whose shape is like a tennis ball but with a crispy edible exocarp (or skin). It's also used to make a wide range of ciders or good ole pruno in the penitentiary. 2: apple as in Apple Inc. i.e., a U.S. of Ayy technology company that is more...
  6. Nolwazi Kwayedza

    Vanorira vanongonhongwa

    vanorira vanongonhongwa is a phrase that means good recording artists don't need gimmicks to gain traction in the media or the need to constantly pull off publicity stunts in order to bring more attention to their upcoming record single, full-length studio album (dambarefu), or live show...
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    So Melody Natalie Mhandu went to Havard Business School, huh?

    I didn't know Melody Natalie Mhandu went to Havard Business School ka ini. She sure must be hella smart. But guys, why does she have to constantly thirst trap?
  8. Nolwazi Kwayedza

    Makuhwa haazodi murume

    means a man should refrain from gossiping or spilling tea. This Shona expression stems from a cultural perspective wherein it's widely acceptable for women to spill the tea as much as they like. But for men, Zimbos will look at you sideways if you spend your time heavily engaged in people's...
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    kuganza means to be extremely pompous about your material possessions or achievements, e.g., professional qualifications, marriage status, awards, the car you drive, the size of the house you own, and all that jazz. This often happens on suoshal miidia—and I personally don't have a problem...
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    madhunamutuna means either of the following: 1: an inharmonious situation wherein folks are having a hard time getting along with one another. Hence, in the absence of a resolution to all disputes, the scenario thereof will most likely spiral out of control whereupon some parties involved will...
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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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    Kutora sinuka yekubhawa kuisa padheni

    kutora sinuka yekubhawa kuisa padheni this means to marry (kuroora) either a female bartender, a stripper, a thigh vendor, a slay queen, or a woman who used to regularly go to pubs, and nightclubs each and every weekend. Or a woman who still does the same right up to this day. Note: In the...
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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...
  14. Sadzandiuraye

    Sir Wicknell Chivayo brags about corruption

    Here is a little reminder for some of y'all who may be out of the loop: let me put y'all up on game, y'all should lend me an ear for a minute or two, I don't need much. So the thing is, there is this self-aggrandizing guy who likes to call himself "Sir" — and if the honorific address befits...
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    Sydney Chauke allegedly stole a hearse in Macheke

    A man was arrested in Macheke for stealing a hearse belonging to a funeral company when it was delivering the body to Murehwa in Mashonaland East. Zimbabwe Republic Police Assistant Inspector Misheck Denhere, who previously held the position of police spokesperson for the Mashonaland East...
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    Vanenge vabvunzwa naniko

    vanenge vabvunzwa naniko this popular Shona expression means "Who would've asked them?" or "Who would've consulted them?", and common usage of this phrase is mostly in response to airheaded social media personalities who tend to write shallow think-pieces — on the Gram — whilst making a...
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    History haina basa

    history haina basa is a sexual liberation expression that is often used by some Zim women to emphasize that you shouldn't have to worry about having fun from early in your 20s because that won't significantly affect your chances of settling down (kuroorwa) when you are ready to do so, since you...
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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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    Ndopanzira here apa?

    ndopanzira here apa? this is a rhetorical question that is commonly used in the Republic of Zimbabwe when someone decides to cut through another person's yard or private property in order to take a shortcut so that they can reach faster wherever they are going. Often this happens in...
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    dumwa means either a magick talisman, waist beads, or a special hand-made small cloth with strings on the side that contains mbashto (mbinjiri or mishonga) and is often worn either around the neck, waist, or tied around one's arm. It is, of course, intended to bring good fortune to its wearer...