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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

fundi

/ˈfʊndi/