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bonsela

/bɒnˈsɛlə/
noun
1.
(South African, informal) a present or gratuity Also called bansela, pasela (pəˈsɛlə)
Word Origin
from Zulu Ibanselo a gift
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  • These were paid for without haggling, Verna throwing in a length of roll tobacco by way of a bonsela, or gift to seal the bargain.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford

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