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Zola Budd, noun phrase

Forms:
Also Zolabud, Zolabudd.
Origin:
See quotation 1994.
a. A police vehicle, the hippo, especially a slow one; cf. Mary Decker sense a. b. A small bus, seating usually between ten and fifteen passengers, and used for taxi shuttle services; also called taxi (sense 1); cf. Mary Decker sense b. Also attributive.
Note:
In sense b, this name was initially applied only to Toyota minibuses.
1985 H. Prendini in Style Oct. 41‘Johnnies’ (soldiers), ‘Zola Budds’ (slow SADF hippos) and ‘Mary Deckers’ (fast hippos).
1994 P. Hawthorne in Time 19 Dec. 16Hilary Sombela hailed a crowded ‘Zola Budd’ — a minibus taxi, so called by township residents because the vehicles are usually as reliably swift as South Africa’s famed middle-distance runner.
A police vehicle, the hippo, especially a slow one;
A small bus, seating usually between ten and fifteen passengers, and used for taxi shuttle services; also called taxi (sense 1);
Derivatives:
Hence Zola Budd it intransitive verbal phrase nonce, to travel in a minibus taxi.
1994 C. Curzon in Flying Springbok Sept. 44During a recent hectic trip to Israel, ‘Zolabudding’ it through the country and four centuries of eventful history.

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