Definition of ngwee in English:

ngwee

noun

  • A monetary unit of Zambia, equal to one hundredth of a kwacha.

    • ‘As Christians celebrate this momentous day, dipping into one's pocket to fork out that last ngwee and give to the needy is just as important.’
    • ‘The operators who squeeze the last ngwee from the commuters to ride on their faulty buses, driven by careless drivers are simply getting away with murder.’
    • ‘The business association jointly held a meeting with residents where they unanimously rejected the proposed three ngwee and two ngwee rate levy in a Kwacha for both commercial and residential land property respectively.’
    • ‘According to Mr Soulsby, this enabled the prompt payment of dividends, which had posted an increment of 50 ngwee, from K16.35 in 2003 to K16.85 per share in 2004.’
    • ‘Zambia Sugar also recorded an increase in share price of 25 ngwee.’
    • ‘The company declared a dividend of K16.35 ngwee per share up from K13.62 ngwee per share last year.’
    • ‘We therefore welcome the stance taken by Ministry of Works and Supply Permanent Secretary Bizwayo Nkunika that public funds should not be wasted and every ngwee spent must be accounted for.’

Origin

A local word.

Pronunciation

ngwee

/(ə)ŋˈɡweɪ/