Meaning: Tough situation or thing

Origin: Unknown


Use: 1. Charlo ni mgwan = Charles is tough 2. Huko ni ku gwan! kuna karao. = That place is bad... there are cops.

Period: Unknown

Synonyms: Noma, Ndialala, Ndias, Diambo, Fyam, Mnaa, Wagwan

Pronounciation: (Noun) [ goo-wan ]

Relate: Situation, Name of a person

Variations: -

History: From Jamaican pattoi phrase "wha gwan" which means "what's going on". The Kenyan context was picked from reggae dance halls and converted to mean a tough person, situation or thing.

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