"sir" or "mister" in Swahili
Jambo, bwana!
by mew October 10, 2003
Swahili word meaning "Sir" or "Lord." Swahili word meaning "Boss" or "Spirit." Used in old Tarzan movies, incorrectly to denote white men. It's also the name of a very large pit bull in Florida.
The Bwana is coming.
by Bwanadog February 26, 2006
Professional Hunters in Africa are called bwana. Swahili for boss
Must I carry your rifle, Bwana.
by bwanagirl November 12, 2003
hey man, look at the bwana
by jmh1949 November 13, 2007
Your superior (litteraly translated:master as in "slavemaster")
I worship my Bwana, though I wish he'd stop whipping!
by Lastpagan January 14, 2011
The leader of the expedition; the white guy with the pith helmet being followed by the native bearers carrying stuff. The term derives from a song by Frank Zappa about a guy with a big dick.
thinks he's Bwana Dik since he made sergeant
by sheramil July 1, 2016