One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- plural form of fundus
- see fundie
nounPlural fundisSouth African
1An expert in a particular area.‘a turtle fundi’
enthusiast, fan, fanatic, devotee, addict, lover, admirerView synonyms
- ‘Health fundis will be pleased to know that South Africa is finally joining the western world in climbing on to the organic bandwagon.’
- ‘For art fundis, the NSA Art Gallery will exhibit the artworks of former students who are now working professionally, as a well as present students and community-based artists.’
- ‘Galloway told the court that both brothers were computer fundis and she feared they would tamper with or destroy Internet information needed by the state.’
- ‘The clash at the Orient Theatre two years ago left Funeka so battered, though he won, that some boxing fundis thought he would never box again.’
- ‘Who knows - it could give birth to computer fundis, right here in Lower Seplan.’
- 1.1 An enthusiast for a subject or activity.‘she provides classes for the fitness fundis’enthusiast, fan, fanatic, addict, devotee, aficionadoView synonyms
Perhaps originally Rhodesian (Zimbabwean) English, from Nguni umfundi ‘learner’.
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