kaffer

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See also: Käffer

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaffer (plural kaffers)

  1. Alternative form of kaffir.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kaffer, from Portuguese [Term?], from Arabic كَافِر(kāfir, infidel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaffer (plural kaffers)

  1. (originally) A non-believer or an infidel.
  2. (offensive) A black person, notably a (Southern African) Bantu.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaffer c

  1. indefinite plural of kaffe
  2. (offensive) A black person, notably a (Southern African) Bantu.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese [Term?], from Arabic كَافِر(kāfir, infidel).

Noun[edit]

kaffer m (plural kaffers, diminutive kaffertje n)

  1. (originally derogatory) A non-believer or an infidel from the Muslim viewpoint.
  2. (offensive) A black person, notably a (Southern African) Bantu.
    Synonyms: neger, zwarte, nikker

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: kaffer

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Yiddish [Term?].

Noun[edit]

kaffer m (plural kaffers, diminutive kaffertje n)

  1. (offensive) A stupid person, a numskull.
    Synonyms: steenezel, uilskuiken

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: kaffir (or from another European language)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كَافِر(kāfir, infidel)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaf.fer/, [ˈkɑf.fəɾ]

Noun[edit]

kaffer m (definite singular kafferen, indefinite plural kaffere, definite plural kafferne)

  1. An archaic name for an African Bantu; a member of any ethnic group that speaks a Bantu language
  2. (derogatory) Any black person

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Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gaffer.

Noun[edit]

kaffer m

  1. camphor