skorokoro, noun

Forms:
Also isikorokoro, skorrokoro.
Origin:
SeTswanaShow more SeTswana, old car; perhaps echoic (see quotation 1994); or adaptation of makgôrôkgôrô a cramped jumble, or segologolo old, antique.
colloquial
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1986 R. Bhengu in City Woman 2 Nov. p.viThose stickers were meant to distinguish a skorokoro from a ‘target’...One posh car even had a sticker that reads ‘I love Mshenguville’. Do I need to mention that the driver was white?
1994 Sunday Times 1 May 15Isikorokoro: What we’ll all be driving if car prices continue to escalate, battered heaps also known as sgodongo — both words mimic the sound of engines failing to start.
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