lobolo

or lo·bo·la

[loh-buh-luh]

noun, plural lo·bo·los.

a bride price, typically of cattle, paid to a bride's father among Bantu-speaking tribes of southern Africa.

Nearby words

  1. loblolly bay,
  2. loblolly boy,
  3. loblolly pine,
  4. lobo,
  5. lobola,
  6. lobopodium,
  7. lobose,
  8. lobotomize,
  9. lobotomized,
  10. lobotomy

Origin of lobolo

1815–25; < Zulu (ili)lobolo, (i)lobolo (with implosive b), or a cognate Nguni word

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