zibi, noun

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Also with initial capital.
Origin:
Zulu, South African EnglishShow more From Zulu izibi refuse, rubbish (noun prefix izi- + adjectival stem -bi bad, dirty); brought into South African English by an anti-litter campaign which used the slogan Zap it in the zibi can.
Refuse; rubbish; rubbish bin; usually attributive, and combination zibi can.
1983 S. Jacobs in City Press 9 Oct. 3The consensus about certain programmes is that the sooner someone slips them from the shelves and zaps them in the Zibi can, the better.
1983 A. Johnson Informant, GrahamstownThis is our little zibi bag...Zap it in the Zibi.
1985 Radio South Africa 24 Jan. (advt)Zap it in the zibi can.
Refuse; rubbish; rubbish bin; usually attributive, and combinationzibi can.

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