Chinku- (Noun) [ Cheen-koo ]
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|Meaning : Of Chinese origin (maybe item or person)|
Word use : Hiyo simu yako ni Chinku! = Your phone is counterfeit
Word period: Late 80's
Word related to: Panthre, Mwalach, Msom, Mwafo, Mlami, Mngoso
Word synonyms: Imbo,
Meaning clarification: Used mostly for items but also refers to humans too
Word Origin : Unknown
Histo ya word.Derived from a truncation and cor of the word Chinese and it came into common use in the mid 80s when the Chinese were constructing the Moi International Sports Center at Kasarani in preparation for the 1987 All Africa Games.
In the late 90s, the word later morphed to mean any item that was of Chinese origin and cheap or inferior quality after Kenya witnessed a proliferation of counterfeit goods from China.