meid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Afrikaans meid, from Dutch meid.

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Noun[edit]

meid (plural meide)

  1. (South Africa, offensive) A young black woman. [from 20th c.]
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 113:
      The last time she heard Capt Stolz saying: ‘Come on, meid, speak up. Or do you want to die like Gordon Ngubene?’

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch meit, variant of meget, from Old Dutch *megith, *magath, from Proto-Germanic *magaþs. Compare also maagd.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meid f (plural meiden, diminutive meidje n or meisje n)

  1. girl (female child)
  2. maid

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