20 definitions by Xaviana

To study, particularly in preparation for a test or exam. (Used in South Africa, this word has now largely gone out of fashion amongst English kids, but is still used often by Afrikaans kids.)
"Have you started swotting for your History yet?"
by Xaviana December 01, 2003

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A materialistic, wannabe-sexy Jewish woman who belongs to a specific subculture of wealth and style, with affected mannerisms and a nasal way of talking. The term is used by both Jews and Gentiles in South Africa, and even by kugels themselves.
"Hey, doll, if they want to call me a kugel, fine! Most of my gynie's patients are kugels anyway."
by Xaviana December 01, 2003

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A term used in information technology and management consulting to describe an over-priced service which cannot be explained except in esoteric terms which the customer cannot understand.
What the company needs is a whole new HR solution.
by Xaviana December 01, 2003

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sis
1.) A South African English expression roughly equivalent to the American "yech" and the Afrikaans expression "sies".

2.) An American term of endearment for a sister, now also used in other countries.
1.) Sis, man, you stink!

2.) Hey, sis, hey bro, how's Ma doin'?
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Expression used in mock-disbelief. Synonym for:
Wow! I don't believe it! Really?

Generally meant as an expression of delight, but occasionally also used to express shock.

See also: no way
"You won? No ways! That's fantastic!"

"She shot him? No ways, man, when? Is he dead?"
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Another word for poppycock or nonsense.
My dear old chum, you always talk such twaddle when you've had a few drinks!
by Xaviana December 01, 2003

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ja
Yes.

(From German, Afrikaans, and other Germanic languages.) Used in South Africa by many races and classes, and amongst upper class kids in England.
"Do you wanna play cards?"
"Ja, okay, what should we play?"
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