Kaffer

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkafɐ]
  • Hyphenation: Kaf‧fer

Etymology 1[edit]

From English kaffir, from Arabic كافر‎.

Noun[edit]

Kaffer m (genitive Kaffers, plural Kaffern)

  1. (South Africa, offensive, derogatory) kaffir
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Etymology 2[edit]

Originally a Rotwelsch term. From Yiddish כפר‎‎(kafer, farmer), from Hebrew כפר‎‎‎.

Noun[edit]

Kaffer m (genitive Kaffers, plural Kaffer)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory) idiot
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