chubaba, noun

Plurals:
chubabas, or unchanged.
Origin:
seTswanaShow more From seTswana setshubaba, tshubaba, a birthmark, a mark (on the skin) of any colour but white (plural ditshubaba). Cf. chorb.
Among speakers of the Sintu (Bantu) languages: a dark patch or blemish on the skin, caused by using skin-lighteners.
Note:
Usually in the plural.
1982 Voice 10 Jan. 7Major skin problems reported among Black people are hydroquinone burns (chubaba), pimples [etc.].
1989 Drum Apr. 64 (advt)Supreme 21 helps lift off Chubabas, Dark Patches of Burnt Skin (from skin lighteners).
1990 Pace Apr. (Queen) 5A new range of scientifically-proved skin care treatments that are very effective in removing chubabas and making old, blemished skin young and clear again.
1991 Drum Dec.Jan. 120 (advt)If you have Chubabas or oily, problem skin I recommend Cosmo Gold your skin’s friend for life.
a dark patch or blemish on the skin, caused by using skin-lighteners.
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