XhosaShow more Transferred use of Xhosa igweva an illicit diamond-buyer.
In urban (especially township) parlance: a bootlegger.See also mailer.
1971Daily Dispatch 2 Oct. 12The ‘gweva’ (go-between) was the mainstay for supplies to shebeens and with the strict application of prohibition laws the existence of both gwevas and shebeens was understandable.
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