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Pronounced "tss-ot-see". A slang word common to most Southern African languages, a tsotsi is a person who is a rogue, a mischief-maker, a criminal, a bad element.

A synonym is "skelm", pronounced "skel-em", which has its roots in Afrikaans (and thus Dutch).
Parking in this part of town I'm always scared some bloody tsotsi's going to break into my car!
by TheRealNimnod March 05, 2009

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Pronounced "chip-ee-lee". Cheap or of poor quality in a mass-produced sort of way. Of Southern African origin - may be Chilapalapa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilapalapa) or Fanagalo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanagalo).
Eish, my bag just broke - I shouldn't have bought something so chipile!
by TheRealNimnod February 24, 2009

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