knobkierie

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English[edit]

A traditional knobkierie

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans knopkierie, from knop (knob) + Nama kierie (stick).

Noun[edit]

knobkierie (plural knobkieries)

  1. (South Africa) A fighting stick usually with a knob on the end.
  2. A bludgeon.

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References[edit]

  • Jean Bradford. A dictionary of South African English. Oxford 1978.