kaffir

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From Arabic كفار (kaffār, infidel) or كافر (kāfir, unbeliever), both from كفر (káfara, to cover, to hide).

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kaffir (plural kaffirs)

  1. (South Africa, pejorative, offensive, ethnic slur) A black person.

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