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agric, adj. and n.: “Of, relating to, or used in agriculture; = agricultural adj. Now chiefly West African.”
barbing salon, n.: “A barber’s shop.”
buka, n.: “A roadside restaurant or street stall with a seating area, selling cooked food at low prices. Cf.
bukateria n., mama put n. Frequently as a modifier…”
bukateria, n.: “A roadside restaurant or street stall with a seating area, selling cooked food at low prices.
Cf. buka n., mama put n.”
chop, v.6, Additions: “transitive. Ghanaian English and Nigerian English. To acquire (money) quickly and easily. Frequently in negative sense: to misappropriate, extort, or…”
chop-chop, n.2: “Bribery and corruption in public life;
misappropriation or embezzlement of funds. Also as a
modifier.”
danfo, n.: “A yellow minibus that carries passengers
for a fare as part of an informal transport system in
Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria. Also as a…”
to eat money, in eat, v., Additions: “Now chiefly
Nigerian English and East African. to eat money: to
acquire money dishonestly; to misappropriate, extort,
or embezzle funds. Cf. chop v.6…”
ember months, n.: “The final four months of the
calendar year (September to December), esp.
considered together as a period of heightened or
intense activity.”
flag-off, n.: “The moment at which a race, esp. a
motor race, is flagged off (see flag v.4 additions a);
the start of a race. Now chiefly Indian English and…”
flag, v.4, Additions: “to flag off. transitive (usually in
passive). To direct (a driver) to start a motor race,
esp. one in which the competitors start at intervals,
by…”
flag,
v.4, Additions: “to flag off. transitive. Indian
English and Nigerian English. In extended use: to start
(an event or undertaking).”
gist, n.3, Additions: “Nigerian English. Idle chat,
gossip. Also: an instance of this, a rumour or piece of
gossip.”
gist, v.2: “transitive. To reduce (a text, document, etc.)
to its essence or gist; to condense, summarize, or
précis.”
guber, adj.: “Of or relating to a governor or
governorship; = gubernatorial adj.”
Kannywood, n.: “The Nigerian Hausa-language film
industry, based in Kano; Kano regarded as the centre
of this industry. Cf. Nollywood n.”
K-leg, n.: “In singular and plural. A condition in which
one or both of a person’s knees are turned inwards,
resulting in a noticeable gap between the feet
when…”
mama put, n.: “A street vendor, typically a woman,
selling cooked food at low prices from a handcart or
stall. Also: a street stall or roadside restaurant run
by…”
next tomorrow, n. and adv.: “The day after
tomorrow.”
non-indigene, adj. and n.: “Not native. In later use
chiefly West African: belonging to an ethnic group
considered not to be indigenous to a particular area.”
okada, n.: “In Nigeria: a motorcycle which passengers
can use as a taxi service.”
to put to bed in put, v.: “West African. to put to bed:
to give birth. Also: to give birth to (a child).”
qualitative, adj., sense 3: “West African. Of high
quality; excellent.”
to rub minds in rub, v.1: “to rub minds (together): (of
two or more people) to consider a matter jointly; to
consult and work together; to confer. Similarly to rub
our (also…”
sef, adv.: “Used for emphasis after a statement or
rhetorical question, often expressing irritation or
impatience.”
send-forth, n.: “A celebration or event to mark a
person’s departure; a send-off. Frequently as a
modifier, as send-forth ceremony, send-forth party,
etc.”
severally, adv., Additions: “East African and West
African. On several occasions; repeatedly.”
tokunbo, adj.: “Denoting an imported second-hand
product, esp. a car.”
zone, v.
zoning, n., Additions: “Nigerian English. The system or
practice of allocating nominations for certain political
offices to candidates from particular regions, as part
of an…”

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