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Definition of the adjective KWAAI

What does KWAAI mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. See bad-tempered.
  2. See aggressive.
  3. [slang] cool (excellent)

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Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

kwaai. adjective. 1. bad, bad-tempered, aggressive SOUTH AFRICA, 1955 From Afrikaans kwaad (bad, evil). ¦ Athol Fugard, Boesman and Lena, 1978 As high as that river«s breakage quotient is, it doesn«t even come close to that of the River ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

US, 1981 kwaai adjective 1 bad, bad- tempered, aggressive. From Afrikaans kwaad (bad, evil). SOUTH AFRICA, 1955.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

The word kwaito is derived from the Afrikaans word kwaai, which translates as “angry” in English.

Google previewA Dictionary of Tocharian B. (2013)

Revised and Greatly Enlarged. by Douglas Q. Adams

kwaai//kuaiñ, -, kuai] : rine kuaine ostwane ek yeye 'always they went in cities, villages, and houses' (31b6C), se amne plkisa aiyanampa ytri ya p[o]staññe rano kuaiyme kwaai tätsi pyti '[if] a monk should go [along] a road, by agreement, ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

or from Afrikaans kwaai 'angry, vicious', slang 'excellent, great'. Kwakiutl /'kwo:,kjot(o)l/ > noun (pl. same or Kwak — ...

Google previewAfrikaans-English, English-Afrikaans Dictionary (2001)

by Jan Kromhout

skalpeer; kwaai kritiseer; ~ hunter trofeejagter scalpel (n) ontleedmes, skalpeermes scaly skubberig, skilferig scam ( n) swendelary, ...

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