yarpie

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Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans japie, short for plaasjapie (farm-boy), referring to any person who grew up on a farm and is unfamiliar with city life, and hence naive and unsophisticated.

Noun[edit]

yarpie (plural yarpies)

  1. (pejorative, slang) A white South African man.