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Kimosabe

noun;
Partner or side-kick, also means buddy or pal. Used in a slightly derogatory or diminutive manner. Possible reason used: The term that was made popular by the TV show The Lone Ranger from the 1930’s used to mean ‘trusty scout'. The word was originally spelled Kemo Sabay and was an Indian dialect spoken in Arizona, Yavapai. The term has been borrowed from a Native American dialect, but meaning of the word has not translated directly between languages. The word has gained a slightly negative overtone that is supposed to chide the person being spoken to.
 
Oh my god, we have a teenager living under our roof, what are we going to do? Not we kimosabe, you have to deal with her.
Etymology : Borrowing from a Native American dialect Yavapai
Source : Spoken by a character on the TV show Everwood in reference to an aunt having to set ground rules about dating and curfew for her niece who lives with her
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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