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Tsotsi
Derog.
South African

tsotsi
2005 poster for Academy Award winning film, Tsotsis
A street thug, gangster or urban criminal. The term is based on a watered down version of Sesotho word "tsotsa", which means to dress flashy. Back in the 1940s they wore zoot suit and the gun and knife ruled the nights.

Bandit, Bandilero, Barker, Bashi-bazouk, Chuc, Chuco, Dead Rabbit, Desperado, Gangbanger, Gangsta, Gangster, Goon, Hood, Hoodlum, Hooligan, Mafioso, Menace to Society, Mobster, skollie, skolly, Soldier, Thug, Tsotsi, Yard dog, Yardie, Yob, Yobbo
See also: Area boy
, Barker, Basher, Bashi-bazouk, B'hoy, Bull-bucka, Bulldozer, Bully buck, Bully rock, Cholo, Hoodlum, Hooligan, Hoon, Lad, Laddish, Ne'er-do-well, Ruffneck, skollie, skolly, Soulja, Thug, Tsotsi, Vigilante, Yardie, Yard dog, Young guy
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