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gogog, noun

Forms:
goggog, gogogoShow more Also goggog, gogogo, gogok, gokok, igogog, kokok.
Plurals:
gogogs, or amagogog.
Origin:
ZuluShow more From noun stem -gogogo paraffin tin, common to several Nguni languages (related to Zulu gogoza rumble or bang, as of empty tins); perhaps originally echoic. For an explanation of the prefix in the plural form, see ama-.
A paraffin tin; a measure of roughly two buckets.
1961 D. Rooke Lover for Estelle 67Across the plain three separate parties of women with kokoks on their heads were wending their way to buy sugar or blankets or mealies.
1994 D. Bikitsha in Sunday Times 2 Jan. 13Our new year celebrations are a combination of Guy Fawkes, Halloween and Rio’s annual carnival...Bonfires from car tyres erupt like a swarm of fireflies. The din from tin drums or amagogogo, church bells, sirens..is deafening.
A paraffin tin; a measure of roughly two buckets.

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