tsaa, interjection

Forms:
Also tza.
Origin:
See sa interjection.
obs.
sa interjection.
[1821 C.I. Latrobe Jrnl of Visit 254Mr. Fereira..encouraged the dogs by the usual cry of Zaza, Zaza.]
1833 S. Kay Trav. & Researches 492‘Show us the enemy, and cry tza!’ (Tza is the cry used to encourage a dog to attack.)
1899 J.P. Fitzpatrick Tvl from Within 275It was very well to punish the dogs, but what was to happen to the owner of the dogs, who stood by urging them on and crying ‘Tsaa!’?
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 516Tsaa!, (Kaf. uku Tsatsa, to run quickly, to make speed). The common South African expression when urging a dog to attack.
sainterjection.

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