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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Yoruba agbèrò.

NounEdit

agbero (plural agberos)

  1. (Nigeria) labourer (manual worker)
  2. (Nigeria) thug, typically a jobless male youth who threatens tourists
    • 2015 October 23, Femke Van Zeijl, “Running Deep, the Roots of King Sunny Adé”, in New York Times[1]:
      In fact, most of the hubs of Lagos’s night life from the last century have disappeared. Mr. Adé’s own Ariya nightclub closed in 2003, when agbero boys (local hoodlums) started extorting the visitors and vandalizing their cars.

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