knobkierie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A portmanteau word from Afrikaans Knop meaning knob + Khoi-San kirri or keeri meaning stick.

Noun[edit]

knobkierie (plural knobkieries)

  1. South African: A fighting stick usually with a knob on the end.
  2. A bludgeon.

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References[edit]

  • Jean Bradford. A dictionary of South African English. Oxford 1978.