putu

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: puṯu

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans putu, or its source, Zulu uphuthu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

putu (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) A form of porridge made from maize meal. [from 20th c.]
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 328:
      Theo and I would join the servants for breakfast, squatting on our haunches round the three-legged iron pot, helping ourselves to tough putu porridge in our cupped hands.
    • 2012, Nadine Gordimer, No Time Like the Present, Bloomsbury 2013, p. 242:
      Jonathan is volunteering to carve the leg of lamb that was decided on, although there's putu with beans as well as roast potatoes Reed style (or what Jabu knows as white style).

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Hopi[edit]

Adjective[edit]

putu

  1. heavy (possessing great weight)

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

putu

  1. accusative singular of puta
  2. instrumental singular of puta