One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural kombisSouth African
A minibus, especially one used to transport passengers commercially.
- ‘‘We have also printed the funeral programme and will be organising kombis to ferry mourners to the graveyard,’ says Sithole.’
- ‘We would always stay in Kuta and take the combi down to Padang Padang or Uluwatu or go outward from there.’
- ‘Assistant coach Andre Human drove our kombi, chief coach Kobus van der Merwe electing to sit at the back.’
- ‘Earlier last week, she saw two Welfare department kombis picking up workers at Hemingway's casino.’
- ‘On the way to Mthatha, the kombi transporting 12 members of the Old Collegians team developed mechanical trouble.’
From Volkswagen's proprietary name, abbreviation of German Kombiwagen ‘combination car’.
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