mfo, noun

Plurals:
bafo.
Origin:
ZuluShow more Zulu, see mfowethu.
colloquial
Among speakers of Sintu (Bantu) languages: mfowethu sense 1.
Derivatives:
So mfondini [Zulu, mfo + -ndini (suffix indicating affection)], ‘dear brother’.
1976 M. Tholo in C. Hermer Diary of Maria Tholo (1980) 82The watchman wanted his money back...He said to Mr. Gaga, ‘Mfo, you told me three months. Well,..I want my money back.’
1987 M. Melamu Children of Twilight 274Mfo, what happened?
mfowethu1.
, ‘dear brother’.

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