2.A daughter-in-law; a term used by the family of a woman’s husband to refer to her.
1963B. ModisaneBlame Me on Hist. (1986) 45When a relative died in Alexandra Township Princess accompanied her to the tebello, working in the catering; she was the ideal makothi, the African daughter-in-law.
1987M. PolandTrain to Doringbult 124Once he too stayed with Ngubane, but he had run away with the money the makoti had given him to buy her bread and sugar.
1988J. Khumalo inPace Nov. 83Old Ngcobo, Bheki’s father, would be horrified if his makoti sought permission to take time off from her society-decreed household chores to go and prance around the country’s stages in the company of men other than her husband.
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