shu-shu, adjective

Origin:
IsiXhosa
colloquial
a. Hot.
[1964 G. Gordon Four People 105‘Ushushu!’ explained someone in the Xhosa idiom.]
1970 S. Sparks Informant, Fort Beaufort, Eastern CapeIt has been shu-shu today and we’re sure to have rain after this heat.
1994 T. Quirk on TV1, 2 Dec.It’s shu-shu here at Sun City.
1994 M.G. McCoy Informant, Grahamstown (now Makhanda, Eastern Cape)Have a piece of chicken, David — careful, it’s shu-shu.
b. Special collocation
shushu broekies noun phrase [see broekies], a joking name for ‘hot pants’ or tight shorts for girls.
1971 Grocott’s Mail 23 Nov. 1 (advt)Hot-pants or Shu-shu broekies. Call them what you may but see our selection now.
Hot.
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