Definitions

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  • noun South Africa, slang A very bad hangover.

Etymologies

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From Afrikaans, from Zulu i-bhabhalazi

Examples

  • Dr Ginwala said she had consulted a dictionary which informed her that "babalaas" was a "the dulling after effects of a drinking bout".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mzimela, referring to Dr Blade Nzimande as having a "babalaas".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "babalaas", the Speaker, Dr Frene Ginwala ruled on Thursday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • According to National Union of Metalworkers (NUM) spokesman Castro Ngobese, Eskom's human resources manager Bhabhalazi Bulunga, "must have been babalaas (hungover)" when he claimed yesterday that Eskom workers could not strike.

    IOL: News

  • Like a babalaas flashback, it reminded me of myself when I was 21 and bok to belong.

    Mail & Guardian Online

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