Danfo, Mama Put, Okada and Other Nigerian Slang Included in Edited Oxford Dictionary

4 months ago by: kacy lee
(f) at 22-01-2020 08:24AM (4 months ago)

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Some Nigerian words and expressions have been include to the updated edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

In the Oxford English Dictionary's January update, 29 Nigerian words were added. While some of the words were borrowed, others are coinages.

"The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages that have only begun to be used in English in the second half of the twentieth century, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s," a post added.

Below is a list of the Nigerian words added to the updated Oxford English Dictionary:

Agric, adj. & n.
Barbing salon, n.
Buka, n.
Bukateria, n.
Chop, v./6
Chop-chop, n./2
Danfo, n.
To eat money, in eat, v.
Ember months, n.
Flag-off, n.
To flag off in flag, v.
Gist, n./3
Gist, v./2
Guber, adj.
Kannywood, n.
K-leg, n.
Mama put, n.
Next tomorrow, n. & adv.
Non-indigene, adj. & n.
Okada, n.
To put to bed, in put, v.
Qualitative, adj.
To rub minds (together) in rub, v./1
Sef, adv.
Send-forth, n.
Severally, adv.
Tokunbo, adj.
Zone, v.
Zoning, n.



jahlovesme (m) at 22-01-2020 08:59AM
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lols dictionary don dey turn something else
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schunny55 (m) at 22-01-2020 11:53AM
(42 | Newbie)

Africans too dey take English serous now u see say na ordinary parson language?
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