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Afrikaans boet (“brother, comrade”), 1908, Dutch regional (Zeeland and West Flemish) boet (“boy, youth”) (from the second half of the 19th century), probably a hypocoristic form of broeder (“brother”).
boet (plural boets)
- (South Africa, informal) A brother, often prefixed informally to a man’s first name.
- (South Africa, informal) As a familiar form of address: pal, mate.
- OED Draft Entry December 2004
- singular definite of bo
- past participle of bo
- third-person singular present active subjunctive of boō
- definite singular of bo