kobo, noun

Forms:
Also kobe.
Plurals:
kobos, koboes.
Origin:
Sotho, TswanaShow more Sotho and Tswana.
obs.
Among the Sotho and Tswana: kaross sense 1.
1824 W.J. Burchell Trav. II.I may here remark that kaross and kobo are but two words for the same thing; the former belonging to the Hottentot, and the latter to the Sichuana, language.
1824 W.J. Burchell Trav. II. 382I found the chief..employed in scraping the hair off from a skin intended for a kobo.
1839 W.C. Harris Wild SportsThe skins of both these animals..are in great demand amongst the savages, for kobos, or fur cloaks.
1866 E.L. Price Jrnls (1956) 185The only thing in the shape of a shawl or kobo, was an old sheet — tho’ a bitter cold day.
kaross1.
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