Mpyaro is a new sheng word that means a person who talks meaninglessly. It became popular in Kenya in 2023 after the word was highlighted on national television. Jokingly, the KOT took the word further to describe a person who talks in vulgar language.
On June 2023, the word “Malaya” was trending on Twitter after it was widely used in tweets. “Malaya” is a Swahili word that means a prostitute. However, the word is considered vulgar depending on the context used and some may feel offended or attacked.
The word “Mpyaro” originated from the KOT (Kenyans on Twitter) and it simply means someone who talks meaninglessly. The word is taken from the Swahili language and according to Bab.la Dictionary, Mpyaro means “Mtu anayependa kutia chumvi kwenye habari”. In English, it means someone who loves distorting information.
After the word went viral many were surprised to learn a new word and of course, some will use it in their vocabulary. KOT has also used the word in tweets and it sounds interesting when used in memes. Check out the below tweets.