Definition of "toyi-toyi" [toyi-toyi]

  • (noun) A dance from southern Africa, used especially during political protests.
  • (verb) To perform this dance.

Use "toyi-toyi" in a sentence

  • "Some exited the community hall, saying they should "toyi-toyi"."
  • "ANC breakaways from KwaZulu-Natal continued to sing and toyi-toyi outside the Sandton Convention Centre, even after proceedings were underway."
  • "Car stereos blasted anti-apartheid struggle songs, and men and women clapped and danced the toyi-toyi -- a stomping-type protest dance that brings peoples 'bodies and voices together in one defiant, beautiful movement."

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