|Meaning : 1. To lie to
2. To smell
Use : 1. Wacha kutupa boy wako = Stop lying to your friend
2. Hii place ni ma kutupa tu! = This place always just smells!
Synonyms: Te, Tupa, Chare, Panga, Vako,
Spelling variation: -
Area of origin : Unknown
Etymology:1. From English "Throw off the scent" ... Swahili word for throw is tupa.
2. From Swahili phrase "toa uvundo" ... or sometimes loosely used as "tupa uvundo"