• (UK) IPA(key): /juːˈɡændən/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /juˈɡɑndən/

Etymology 1Edit

Uganda +‎ -an


Ugandan (plural Ugandans)

  1. A person from Uganda or of Ugandan descent.


Ugandan (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Uganda, the Ugandan people or the Ugandan language.

Etymology 2Edit

Back-formation from Ugandan discussions.


Ugandan (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, informal, euphemistic) Sexual, highlights a double entendre.
    • 1975, Private Eye, number 340–366, page 161:
      Margaret, Duchess of Argyll...depicts this charming old gentleman, who often kisses young girls outside Annabel's, as a narrow-minded, boring Ugandan expert.
    • 1975, Private Eye, number 340–366, page 198:
      Eight ladies with Ugandan associations had ascended the fire escape and were making their way through his room.
    • 1998 August 19, Peter Dewhirst, “Dewey's Monday update for 3rd August.”, in, Usenet[1]:
      They have a bit of a 'how was it for you' session referring to the night and/or evening before, and we are left not knowing whether they enjoyed Ugandan Relations between the sheets or not.
    • 2000 January 25, Baz, “Any birds want a good seeing to?”, in uk.local.birmingham, Usenet[2]:
      I'm in serious need of some ugandan activities. Any of you birds out there at a loose end and want to get the dirty water off your chest?
    • 2001, Gerald Seymour, The Untouchables, →ISBN, page 345:
      Serif's question: where is Mister? The Eagle's answer: engaged in Ugandan practices.
    • 2013 April 8, Lord Powell, “The Margaret Thatcher I knew”, in The Guardian[3]:
      I recall her once snatching a copy of the hated Private Eye, in which I'd been reading about the Ugandan activities of a prominent member of her party.
    • 2015, Rotten Boroughs, “Going for the Burn”, in Private Eye, number 1407:
      Jones denied last week that he was in a Ugandan situation with Morris, but did say "I am very fond of anyone who helps me lose six and a half stone..."
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