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kanzu

[ kan-zoo ]
/ ˈkæn zu /
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noun
a long, usually white robe worn especially by men in central and eastern Africa.
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Origin of kanzu

Borrowed into English from Swahili around 1900–05
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How to use kanzu in a sentence

  • Fila replied, "You must give me that Kanzu shirt of yours first, and then I will give you a share of my ladu."

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

    Sacrifice|Stephen French Whitman

British Dictionary definitions for kanzu

kanzu
/ (ˈkænzʊ) /

noun
a long garment, usually white, with long sleeves, worn by E African men

Word Origin for kanzu

C20: from Swahili
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