Bwana definition

bwänə
(historical) Master; sir.
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Used as a form of respectful address in parts of Africa.
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(slang) Big boss, important person. Not always used as a favorable term.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bwana
Plural:
bwanas

Origin of bwana

  • Swahili from Arabic ’abūnā our father ’abū bound form of ’ab father ℵb in Semitic roots -nā our

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Swahili bwana (“master”).

    From Wiktionary