no ways

EnglishEdit

InterjectionEdit

no ways

  1. (idiomatic, South Africa) Synonym of no way (absolutely not)
    • 2018, Tariq, Shema, et al., ““I did not see a need to get tested before, everything was going well with my health”: a qualitative study of HIV-testing decision-making in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”, in AIDS care, DOI:10.1080/09540121.2017.1349277:
      No ways, I don’t use traditional healers.
  2. (idiomatic, South Africa) Synonym of no way (indicates astonished disbelief)
    No ways! Is that real?

NounEdit

no ways (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) Synonym of no way
    • 2010, Roberts, Cheryl, “Government intervention needed to improve status of women in Sport: Letter addressed to the Portfolio Committee on Sports and Recreation by Cheryl Roberts”, in Agenda, DOI:10.1080/10130950.2010.9676331:
      And there's no ways I am being dramatic about this state of affairs []