Definitions

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  • noun East Africa An elder (old person).

Etymologies

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From Swahili mzee.

Examples

  • I am also looking forward to a tentative appointment to go to the house of a neighbor "mzee" or wise elderly woman, to have a personal lesson on cooking ugali, the local equivalent of grits, a must at every tanzanian meal.

    First week at Makondeko

  • I am also looking forward to a tentative appointment to go to the house of a neighbor "mzee" or wise elderly woman, to have a personal lesson on cooking ugali, the local equivalent of grits, a must at every tanzanian meal.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • The Mwangaza was mzee and had been placed at the centre on the inland side, the seat of honour.

    The mission song

  • The Mwangaza was mzee and had been placed at the centre on the inland side, the seat of honour.

    the mission song

  • Over the past few days, they have packed shoulder to shoulder at rallies, waiting patiently under a punishing sun, some of them flaunting hilarious posters of the mzee, or old man, as he calls himself, with his face superimposed on an Incredible Hulk-like body.

    NYT > Global Home

  • We will have the book reviews continue on Monday and Wednesday, the Queen Stories on Thursday, and an article from the guest mzee every Friday.

    The Student Operated Press

  • A while ago, Jontwa had called and said he'd found an mzee (Swahili for old man) with a big box of records.

    Global Voices Online

  • A while ago, Jontwa had called and said he'd found an mzee (Swahili for old man) with a big box of records.

    Global Voices Online

  • Wazazi wa wao wako wapi? ndugu na jamaa wako wapi au mula wote Kijana au mzee LUNDENGA yuko wapi.

    BongoCelebrity

  • So question is not whether that woman in Kibera who has ten kids and finds herself pregnant again and the mzee (who has totally refused to use a condom) tells her 'that is your shauri', needs an abortion or not but where she can get access to safe and affordable sexual and reproductive health information and services.

    A KENYAN URBAN NARRATIVE

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