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



BrE BrE//ˈspɑːzə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːzə//
(South African English)
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a small shop/store that somebody operates from their home, selling food, drinks, cigarettes, etc. to local people, especially in a township Word Origintownship slang, literally ‘camouflaged’, of unknown origin.