One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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."’
- ‘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.’
- ‘One of the soldiers is reported to have tried to stop others from killing what he called the mzee, but failed.’
Kiswahili, ‘ancestor, parent, old person’.
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