Also Wa·tut·si [wah-toot-see] /wɑˈtut si/.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for watusi
Sinatra was enraged at the thought of his soon to be ex-wife “doing the watusi” with his black servant.The Week in Death: George Jacobs, Sinatra’s Domestic Confidant
February 23, 2014
The Watusi women wore necklaces of copper bells, and to their ankles were attached circlets of small iron bells.
Its inhabitants consist of Watusi herdsmen and Wanyankori agriculturists.
The Watusi are the descendants of a great wave of Galla invasion that reached even to Tanganyika.
Pumpkins and sweet potatoes are also common; and the Watusi own and tend enormous herds of cattle, goats and sheep.
Of course there were still some of the older generation left; Kikiyu and even a few Watusi.This Crowded Earth
- a member of a cattle-owning Negroid people of Rwanda and Burundi in Africa
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for watusi
racial group in Rwanda and Burundi (also called Tutsi), 1899. As the name of a popular dance, attested from 1964.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper