Tok Pisin: tok + bilas.

Tokbilasim is more than just insulting someone; it is a particular form of rubbishing them by saying how worthless they are.

(No Mihalic entry)
tok bilas, toknogutim.

Transitive verb forms

  1. Form of abuse: to rubbish, to insult
    em i tokbilasim tambu bilong em: em tok ‘yu no gat pik, yu no gat wanpela gutpela samting’ he rubbished his inlaw: he said ‘you have no pigs, you have nothing good at all’

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