kaalgat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Afrikaans, from Dutch kaalgat (a bare arse(d person)), from kaal (bald, naked) + gat (hole, anus, butt).

Adjective[edit]

kaalgat (comparative more kaalgat, superlative most kaalgat)

  1. (South Africa, literally) bare-arse, as for a spanking
  2. (by extension) stark naked.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kaal (naked) +‎ gat (hole, butt, backside).

Adjective[edit]

kaalgat (attributive kaalgat, not comparable)

  1. (literally) bare-arse, as for a formal spanking
  2. (by extension) stark naked

Noun[edit]

kaalgat (plural kaalgatte, diminutive kaalgatjie)

  1. a naked person

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Germanic: kaal (bald, bare) +‎ gat (hole, cavity, anus)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kaal‧gat

Noun[edit]

kaalgat n, m (plural kaalgaten, diminutive kaalgaatje n)

  1. n (literally) A bare anus (arse, but usually pars pro toto for) naked buttocks
  2. m A bare-arsed monkey, notably some baboon species
  3. m (figuratively) An extremely poor person, (as if) stark naked through being unable to afford any clothing; hence a term of abuse: poor slob, bugger

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