Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long, usually white garment worn by men in Africa.

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  • n. (Swahili) a long garment (usually white) with long sleeves; worn by men in East Africa

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Swahili.

Examples

  • We were also welcomed into the house of a local family, who gave Jason a kanzu (a traditional Muslim white robe that falls all the way to the floor) and gave me a beautiful light-weight kanga that I could use to cover myself more comfortably than the heavy ones I use on the mainland.

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  • Through a rent in his white kanzu, which was glued to his body, his shoulder appeared, covered with

    Sacrifice

  • Underneath he wore the kanzu, the under robe of fine white cotton, embroidered round the neck with a bit of red needlework, and reaching to his boots of soft, black leather.

    Sacrifice

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  • Old Ernest's odd look is brand new:

    He sports now a grand Fu Manchu

    And thinks it is chic

    To foster mystique

    By wearing a flowing kanzu.


    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    February 11, 2017