Definition of tro-tro in English:
noun (plural tro-tros)
(In Ghana) a converted lorry or van used as a public conveyance.
- The tro-tro station, called Abaobu station, is packed with tro-tros leaving for various destinations.
- In general, the tro-tros that I saw were in better shape than the ones I rode in 8 years ago.
- As I look through the cracked windshield at the road ahead, I'm confident the tro-tro is up for the journey.
Probably from Akan tro 'threepence', with reference to the fare.
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