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[edit] Word or phrase of Ugandan English

Kawa (adjective, interjection)

[edit] Meaning or equivalent in standard English

Cool. Fine. Good. Great. Fantastic.

[edit] Usage of the word or phrase

  • As an adjective, kawa does not usually precede the noun it qualifies. Hence one would say: "The concert was kawa" and not "It was a kawa concert".
  • As an interjection, kawa is used in exactly the same way as "great" or "fantastic" in standard English.

[edit] Origin of the word or phrase

Slang, probably originating from Makerere University.

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