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 (to͞ot′sē) also Wa·tut·si (wä-) or Wa·tu·si (-to͞o′-)
n. pl. Tutsi or Tut·sis also Watutsi or Wa·tut·sis or Watusi or Wa·tu·sis
A member of a Bantu-speaking people inhabiting Rwanda and Burundi.



 (wä-to͞ot′sē) also Wa·tu·si (wä-to͞o′sē)
n. pl. Watutsi or Wa·tut·sis also Watusi or Wa·tu·sis
Variants of Tutsi.

[Kinyarwanda : wa-, pl. human prefix + -tutsi, Tutsi.]


(wəˈtuːzɪ) or


n, pl -sis or -si
(Peoples) a member of a cattle-owning Negroid people of Rwanda and Burundi in Africa


(ˈtut si)

n., pl. -sis, (esp. collectively) -si.
a member of a tall-statured, traditionally pastoral people of the kingdoms W of Lake Victoria in E Africa: a ruling caste in these kingdoms and in the modern successor states of Rwanda until 1961 and Burundi up to the present.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Watusi - a member of a Bantu speaking people living in Rwanda and BurundiWatusi - a member of a Bantu speaking people living in Rwanda and Burundi
Burundi, Republic of Burundi - a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic - a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
Bantu - a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
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Order one of the seasonal wood-fired plates at the bar and grab any table that is open, or find an available chair around the campfire outside beneath a massive Watusi bull skull.
Malacaaang referred to the following banned firecrackers: baby rocket, bawang, small triangulo, pulling of strings, paper caps, El Diablo, watusi, Judah's belt, sky rocket (kwitis) and other types equivalent in explosive content.
According to the law, the manufacture, sale, and use of the following firecrackers are strictly prohibited: Piccolo or "scratch bangers", pop pop, Goodbye Philippines or Crying Bading, Yolanda or Goodbye Napoles, Watusi, Pla-pla, Giant Kuwitis, Watusi or "dancing firecrackers," Super Lolo, Atomic Big Trianggulo, Mother Rockets, Lolo Thunder, Pillbox, Boga, Big Judah's Belt, Big Bawang, Kwiton, Bin Laden, Kabasi, Atomic Bomb, Five Star, Og, and Giant Whistle Bombs.
Firecrackers with hazardous chemicals like watusi are also not allowed.
The decade was a golden era for dance crazes with everything from the Mashed Potato and the Watusi to the Madison and the Hokey Cokey getting people going.
Kevin Minor loaned out his 400-pound Watusi bull, "Lucky,'' hoping it would mate with a friend's buffalo near Mercer, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.
In the second case, a 1963 abstract painting by Alma Thomas, Watusi (Hard Edge), was attacked by rightwing bloggers as "plagiarism," and Thomas's art branded as inferior, because of the work's visual resemblance to a piece by Henri Matisse.
Deadly firecrackers with fancy names such as Bin Laden, Dancing Firecracker, Five Star, Judas Belt, Picollo, Sawa (phython), Super Whistlebomb, Super Lolo and Watusi were also confiscated, said Cruz.
Resulta conmovedor el protagonismo que asumen en el relato personajes como Mamboloco, Zapatico o El Watusi.
The 13 acre site's wildlife park gave us a look at a watusi, a zedonk (which is what happens when a zebra and a donkey love each other very much) and plenty of huge gators.
Lists of "firsts"--like being declared a man by a Watusi chief, or being invited home to dinner by a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (p.