nxa, adjective, , interjection, , and & noun

Origin:
Northern SothoShow more Northern Sotho (interjection and noun).
Especially among Sotho-speakers:
A. adjective [fr. N. Sotho n.] Unpleasant.
1974 Drum 22 Sept. 10Everything is nxa — then somebody says something.
B. interjection An exclamation of disgust, displeasure, or discord.
1979 M. Matshoba Call Me Not a Man 75On their way home that evening Martha had told Monde about the arrangements. ‘Nxa!’ ‘What’s it, love?’ Monde had asked with a ring of concern in his voice.
C. noun Disagreement, friction.
1980 Voice 29 Oct. 2South Africa..was a world model of how different groups could live together without a ‘nxa’. This much she was going to tell to her countrymen when she returned home.
Unpleasant.
An exclamation of disgust, displeasure, or discord.
Disagreement, friction.
Entry Navigation

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

19741980