bergie

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans bergie, from berg (mountain). So called because they used to live in the mountains.

Noun[edit]

bergie (plural bergies)

  1. (South Africa) A homeless person in Cape Town.
    The man joined a group of bergies sleeping near the police station and pretended to be one of them when confronted by the rangers.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

bergie (plural bergies)

  1. (informal) a homeless person in Cape Town
  2. diminutive of berg