One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in African folklore) a mischievous and lascivious hairy water sprite.
sprite, pixie, elf, imp, brownie, puckView synonyms
- ‘A common manifestation of witchcraft attacks are witch familiars such as ghosts, demons, evil spirits and tokoloshes disturbing a house or attacking individuals.’
- ‘I want to start a section on my site about African Folklore, tokoloshes and stuff like that.’
- ‘Vendors of muti (traditional medicine) all over southern Africa sell and advertise products for protection against tokoloshes.’
- ‘The witch keeps the tokoloshe docile by cutting the fringe of hair that hangs over its eyes.’
- ‘Then, with a nasty cackling laugh, an ugly tokoloshe stuck his head out from behind a rock.’
Sesotho, Xhosa, and Zulu.
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