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



BrE BrE//ˈtɒkɒlɒʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːkəlɑːʃ//
(South African English)
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an evil imaginary creature that some people believe can harm you while you are sleeping Word OriginSesotho, Xhosa, and Zulu. Sesotho is the language of the Basotho people, an official language in Lesotho and South Africa.