Definitions

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  • n. A trumpet-shaped horn, now usually plastic, that produces a loud buzzing sound.

Etymologies

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From Zulu vuvuzela ("to make a vuvu noise"). Directly translated vuvu-ing. Because of the /vuː/ sound that comes from the plastic horn.

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  • Did anyone else notice the vuvuzelas among the uniformed spectators during the recent annual (2010) Army-Navy college football game?

    December 19, 2010

  • An EXCELLENT use of the vuvuzela! Oh, yeah!

    September 24, 2010

  • There's also the kuduzela.

    June 18, 2010

  • lepatata - Tswana/Setswana term for a type of stadium horn, a.k.a. vuvuzela.

    June 17, 2010

  • New bumper sticker idea: Save The Lepapatatas.

    June 17, 2010

  • Funny preview of teams playing in 2010 south africa world cup

    http://nplusonemag.com/world-cup-preview

    June 17, 2010

  • It's said that turning down the 300 megahertz channel on your equaliser or digital box helps.

    June 15, 2010

  • They make watching the World Cup a pain in the you know where.

    June 15, 2010

  • Ha! *holds hands over ears*

    May 24, 2010

  • Arguably, reesetee, they do sound awful :-(

    May 24, 2010

  • “But it is the vuvuzela, a cheap plastic horn, that may be the lasting South African symbol of the 2010 games, said Mr. Alegi, a scholar of soccer at Michigan State University.”

    The New York Times, South Africa Pushes to Make World Cup Its Own, by Celia W. Dugger, May 23, 2010

    May 24, 2010

  • Trumpet like instrument, made from cheap plastic, originating in South Africa, blown (with some difficulty) at football or soccer matches, making a loud 'voooooo'sound. Very annoying pitch, esp when heard on TV, very popular in South Africa, no patent as yet but may be pending..

    June 23, 2009