bergie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans berg (mountain)

Noun[edit]

bergie (plural bergies)

  1. (South Africa) A homeless person in the Cape Town. So called because they used to live in the mountains.
    • "The man then joined a group of bergies sleeping near the police station and pretended to be one of them when confronted by the rangers. But he was betrayed by a long trail of perlemoen slime leading from the road to the bergies' sleeping spot." [1]

Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

bergie (plural bergies)

  1. (informal) a homeless person in Cape Town
  2. Diminutive of berg