Definition of kwaito noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪtəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪtoʊ//
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a type of South African dance music, often with words that are spoken or shouted rather than sung Word Origin1990s: named after the Amakwaito, a group of 1950s gangsters in Sophiatown (a former quarter of Johannesburg, South Africa), from Afrikaans kwaai ‘angry, vicious’.