Definition of tokoloshe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɒkɒlɒʃ/


South African
(In African folklore) a mischievous and lascivious hairy water sprite.
Example sentences
  • The witch keeps the tokoloshe docile by cutting the fringe of hair that hangs over its eyes.
  • Then, with a nasty cackling laugh, an ugly tokoloshe stuck his head out from behind a rock.
  • I want to start a section on my site about African Folklore, tokoloshes and stuff like that.


Sesotho, Xhosa, and Zulu.

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