tikoloshe

noun

tik·​o·​loshe
variants or tikolosh
¦tikə¦läsh,
-lȯsh
plural tikoloshes
: a mischievous spirit in southern African folklore taking the form of a short little man, living in the water, and being friendly to children

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Etymology

Xhosa utikoloshe

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“Tikoloshe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tikoloshe. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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