Definition of Tsotsis

1. Noun. (plural of tsotsi) ¹



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Definition of Tsotsis

1. tsotsi [n] - See also: tsotsi

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tsotsis

tsk tsk
tsk tsks
tsked
tsking
tsks
tsktsk
tsktsked
tsktsking
tsktsks
tsnigriite
tsooris
tsores
tsoris
tsorriss
tsotsi
tsotsis (current term)
tsouris
tsourises
tsp
tsuba
tsubas
tsubo
tsubos
tsuga
tsugaruite
tsugas
tsuica
tsukaminage
tsukebito
tsukemono

Literary usage of Tsotsis

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1. Much Bigger Than Grownups: Chronicles of a Native South Africanby Shelley Wood Gauld by Shelley Wood Gauld (2006)
"Would they point out that many urban tsotsis are the volatile ... Would those martyrs also scold lawless opportunistic tsotsis for taking the easy ..."

2. Violence Against Women in South Africa: The State Response to Domestic by Binaifer Nowrojee, Bronwen Manby, Human Rights Watch/Africa (1995)
"These women are constantly subjected to attacks by young thugs, known as tsotsis, who rob and rape the women. Women reportedly take rums sleeping at the end ..."

3. The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African by Don Foster, Paul Haupt, Maresa de Beer (2005)
"The'comrade' identity became superfluous under changed conditions and the marginalised youth became merely 'tsotsis' (gangsters) involved now ..."

4. Shifting Understandings of Skills in South Africa: Overcoming the Historical by Simon A. McGrath, Human Sciences Research Council (2005)
"... 'tsotsis' and so on, to indicate the availability of secondary literature that explains and indicates different understanding of the terms (for example, ..."

5. Voices of Liberation by Ruth First, Don Pinnock (1997)
"tsotsis? Most likely, for Alexandra Township swarms with young Africans whose dead-end future has swept them into petty gangsterism. ..."

6. Women in South African History: Basus'iimbokodo, Bawel'imilambo / They by Nomboniso Gasa (2008)
"15 For a fascinating discussion of how the disruptive, at times brutal and violent methods of the 'com-tsotsis' were subsequently marginalised in the ..."

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