Main definitions of fundi in English

: fundi1fundi2fundi3

fundi1

Pronunciation /ˈfʌndi//ˈfʌndʌɪ/

Pronunciation

fundi

/ˈfʌndi//ˈfʌndʌɪ/

Main definitions of fundi in English

: fundi1fundi2fundi3

fundi2

noun

Pronunciation

fundi

/ˈfʌndi/

Main definitions of fundi in English

: fundi1fundi2fundi3

fundi3

noun

South African
informal
  • 1An expert in a particular area.

    ‘a turtle fundi’
    • ‘Who knows - it could give birth to computer fundis, right here in Lower Seplan.’
    • ‘Health fundis will be pleased to know that South Africa is finally joining the western world in climbing on to the organic bandwagon.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    enthusiast, fan, fanatic, devotee, addict, lover, admirer
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    1. 1.1 An enthusiast for a subject or activity.
      ‘she provides classes for the fitness fundis’
      enthusiast, fan, fanatic, addict, devotee, aficionado
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Origin

Perhaps originally Rhodesian (Zimbabwean) English, from Nguni umfundi ‘learner’.

Pronunciation

fundi

/ˈfʊndi/