What does watusi mean?

Definitions for watusiwɑˈtu si; -ˈtut si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word watusi.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tutsi, Watutsi, Watusi(noun)

    a member of a Bantu speaking people living in Rwanda and Burundi


  1. watusi(Noun)

    A popular dance of the 1960s, fueled by the success of the song "Wah-Watusi" by The Orlons in 1962. Secondary in popularity to dances such as the Twist.

  2. watusi(Verb)

    To dance the watusi.

  3. Watusi(ProperNoun)

    A Bantu speaking people living in Rwanda and Burundi; The Tutsi

  4. Watusi(ProperNoun)

    A member of such people.


  1. Watusi

    Watusi is a 1959 MGM adventure film directed by Kurt Neumann and produced by Al Zimbalist and Donald Zimbalist. The screenplay was by James Clavell loosely based on the novel King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard. The film stars George Montgomery, Taina Elg, David Farrar and Rex Ingram. The film is a sequel to the MGM 1950 King Solomon's Mines starring Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger, and in fact, uses some footage from the earlier film.

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  1. watusi

    Song lyrics by watusi -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by watusi on the Lyrics.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of watusi in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of watusi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eldridge Cleaver:

    The white youth of today have begun to react to the fact that the American Way of Life is a fossil of history. What do they care if their old baldheaded and crew-cut elders don't dig their caveman mops? They couldn't care less about the old, stiff-assed honkies who don't like their new dances: Frog, Monkey, Jerk, Swim, Watusi. All they know is that it feels good to swing to way-out body-rhythms instead of dragging across the dance floor like zombies to the dead beat of mind-smothered Mickey Mouse music.

Images & Illustrations of watusi

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