Definition of toyi-toyi noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtɔɪ tɔɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔɪ tɔɪ//
[uncountable] (South African English)
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a type of dance or march, used as a form of protest, in which you repeatedly move one leg up and down followed by the other Word OriginNdebele and Shona; probably introduced into South Africa by ANC exiles returning from military training in Zimbabwe. Ndebele and Shona are both Bantu (Niger-Congo) languages.