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Meaning of "tokoloshe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TOKOLOSHE

From Xhosa uthikoloshe.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TOKOLOSHE

tokoloshe  [ˌtɒkɒˈlɒʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOKOLOSHE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tokoloshe is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TOKOLOSHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tokoloshe

Tikoloshe

In Zulu mythology, Tikoloshe, Tokoloshe or Hili is a dwarf-like water sprite. It is considered a mischievous and evil spirit that can become invisible by drinking water. Tokoloshes are called upon by malevolent people to cause trouble for others. At its least harmful a tokoloshe can be used to scare children, but its power extends to causing illness and even death upon the victim. The way to get rid of him is to call in the n’anga, who has the power to banish him from the area..

Definition of tokoloshe in the English dictionary

The definition of tokoloshe in the dictionary is a malevolent mythical manlike animal of short stature Also called: tikoloshe.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOKOLOSHE


aslosh
əˈslɒʃ
cloche
klɒʃ
flosh
flɒʃ
galosh
ɡəˈlɒʃ
golosh
ɡəˈlɒʃ
guilloche
ɡɪˈlɒʃ
slosh
slɒʃ
splosh
splɒʃ
tikoloshe
ˌtɪkɒˈlɒʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOKOLOSHE

tokay
toke
Tokelau
Tokelau Islands
token
token economy
token money
token payment
token strike
token vote
tokenism
tokenistic
toker
Tokharian
tokology
tokoloshi
tokonoma
tokophobia
tokotoko
toktokkie

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOKOLOSHE

affiche
all the
apache
Ashe
avalanche
breathe
cache
Christophe
douche
fiche
gauche
he
headache
Manche
Marche
microfiche
Nashe
niche
she
the

Synonyms and antonyms of tokoloshe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tokoloshe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOKOLOSHE

Find out the translation of tokoloshe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tokoloshe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tokoloshe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

tokoloshe
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tokoloshe
570 millions of speakers

English

tokoloshe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tokoloshe
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

tokoloshe
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

tokoloshe
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Tokoloshe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

tokoloshe
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tokoloshe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tokoloshe
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tokoloshe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

tokoloshe
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

tokoloshe
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tokoloshe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tokoloshe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tokoloshe
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टोकोलोस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tokoloshe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Tokoloshe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tokoloshe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

tokoloshe
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tokoloshe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

tokoloshe
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tokkelos
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tokoloshe
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tokoloshe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tokoloshe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOKOLOSHE»

The term «tokoloshe» is normally little used and occupies the 113.238 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOKOLOSHE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tokoloshe» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tokoloshe» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tokoloshe

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOKOLOSHE»

Discover the use of tokoloshe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tokoloshe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gem Squash Tokoloshe
Tijdens de roerige nadagen van het apartheidsbewind is een klein meisje op een afgelegen boerderij in Noord-Transvaal er getuige van hoe haar moeder na het vertrek van haar man ten onder gaat aan depressie en waanzin.
Rachel Zadok, 2006
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Tales of the Tokoloshe
Recounts twelve short stories involving Tokoloshe, a mischievious sprite found in South African folklore.
Pieter Scholtz, 2004
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Terror of the Tokoloshe
But this is not all - tokoloshes have also been linked with witchcraft, zombies, paranormal stone-showers, murder, ancient Trickster-gods, sightings of unknown animals and outbreaks of mass hysteria.
S. D. Tucker, 2013
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Madumo, a Man Bewitched
With the issue of isidliso settled, Madumo wanted to know more about the tokoloshe. The tokoloshe is deeply feared by its victims, but as well as being the instrument of witchcraft, the tokoloshe is also something of a prankster. And because it ...
Adam Ashforth, 2005
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When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How
Many people in Southern Africa, particularly in South Africa's villages, firmly believe in the existence of a Zulu water spirit by the name of Tokoloshe. Time magazine reported that in the backcountry natives' bicycles are built with a small extra ...
Joshua A. Perper, Stephen J. Cina, 2010
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Two Wheels and a Tokoloshe
The Tokoloshe is a mischievous goblin in African mythology and David Lemon felt sure he had one with him when cycling alone from Nairobi to Cape Town.
David M. H. Lemon, 2008
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Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Darkside
in August 1953 and continuing for nearly two years, Elifasi Msomi, a witch doctor in Richmond, Natal, killed 15 men, women, and children while under the control of the Tokoloshe, a South African spirit parasite. When Msomi wished to become  ...
Brad Steiger, 2009
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The Dubious Salvation of Jack V.: A Novel
A Novel Jacques Strauss. I was not exactly sure what it was that Susie found so funny about this; the fact that she didn't really believe in the tokoloshe or that Michael would be so foolish as to invoke the wrath of the tokoloshe for something the ...
Jacques Strauss, 2011
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Ritual
He scrolled down, looking for mention of human blood, but there was nothing, so, thinking of his visit to Rochelle's, he searched for the Tokoloshe. At first he put in the wrong spelling, TOCKALOSH, and the search engine came up with zero.
Mo Hayder, 2008
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Tokoloshe Song
Delightfully entertaining and funny, Tokoloshe Song is Andrew Salomon’s fantasy debut.
Andrew Salomon, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOKOLOSHE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tokoloshe is used in the context of the following news items.
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'I killed the Tokoloshe'
Munzhelele further indicated that those who arrived at his house in the morning identified the creature as a tokoloshe. "I cannot dispute that, because I have ... «Zoutnet, May 15»
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This Tokoloshe prank is as hilarious as it is cruel [video]
The Tokoloshe is well known for bringing bad omens and is avoided at all costs… beds on bricks and the like. The Boys took advantage of the creature's infamy ... «TheSouthAfrican, Apr 15»
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TOKOLOSHE Pranks! [VIDEOS]
Tokoloshe is definitely an Southern African superstition and a very effective one as well. Youtube user “theboys” pulled some LEKKER pranks with (obviously) a ... «SA PROMO Magazine, Apr 15»
4
WTF? "Tokoloshe" won't let this family watch Generations!
A tokoloshe is allegedly terrorising a family and refuses to let them watch Generations: The Legacy. Yes, that's right! According to Daily Sun, this tokoloshe ... «Zalebs, Apr 15»
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"Run tokoloshe run!" - Daily Sun
Daily Sun (March 23 2015) - FOR MORE than a year, Susan suffered torture, trauma and pain at the hand of an evil tokoloshe. The church responded to her ... «Politicsweb, Mar 15»
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"Tokoloshe with the giant 4-5!" - Daily Sun
"When night falls, the tokoloshe comes and makes you dizzy. It switches off the lights and comes into the room without a key," said an angry student. «Politicsweb, Mar 15»
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"Dankie, sweetie!" - Daily Sun
Daily Sun (February 12 2015) - EXHAUSTED and terrified, Dorah lies in her bed waiting for the attack of the romantic tokoloshe. And when he finally comes, ... «Politicsweb, Feb 15»
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"Tokoloshe made me a sex slave!" - Daily Sun
Daily Sun (February 4 2015) - RODRIQUE says the tokoloshe comes to his bed in the middle of the night to torment him. Sometimes it's a lizard who scratches ... «Politicsweb, Feb 15»
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"Tokoloshe tracker in my tummy!" - Daily Sun
Daily Sun (December 17 2014) - LUNGA says her life's been hell since she dreamed of an operation to put muthi in her tummy. She says that muthi is a ... «Politicsweb, Dec 14»
10
Tokoloshe stalks the ANC's clever high flyers
Poor Ellen Tshabalala and her BCom (Unisa) DipLabRel (Unisa). No one wants to believe that the dog ate her homework. Last week Parliament's ... «Thought Leader, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Tokoloshe [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tokoloshe>. Nov 2019 ».
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