Definition of mzee in English:

mzee

noun

  • (in East Africa) an older person; an elder.

    • ‘I said to them "you have started killing that mzee, you will end up eating me as well."’
    • ‘One of the soldiers is reported to have tried to stop others from killing what he called the mzee, but failed.’
    • ‘In a little town called Mulot, the people taking tea in the little room they call a hotel listened keenly to the Mzee in a torn old coat.’

Origin

Kiswahili, ‘ancestor, parent, old person’.

Pronunciation

mzee

/(ə)mˈzeɪ/