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Jozi, noun

Forms:
Josey, JosieShow more Also Josey, Josie, Josies, Jozie.
colloquial
Especially among Zulu-speakers: a nickname for the city of Johannesburg. Cf. Jo’burg.
c1948 H. Tracey Lalela Zulu 81‘Goli,’ the place of gold, and ‘Jozi,’ short for Johannesburg, are the modern Zulu abbreviations.
1993 J. Khumalo in Pace July 57Capetonian Vicky Sampson blew into Jozi two years ago.
a nickname for the city of Johannesburg.
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Hence Jozi noun ?nonce, an inhabitant of Johannesburg.
1984 Frontline Feb. 25Us Joseys sometimes forget that there are such places in South Africa.

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