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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Contents

English

Alternative spellings

  • knopkierie

Etymology

A portmanteau word from Afrikaans Knop meaning knob + Khoi-San kirri or keeri meaning stick.

Noun

Singular
knobkierie

Plural
knobkieries

knobkierie (plural knobkieries)

  1. South African: A fighting stick usually with a knob on the end.
  2. A bludgeon.

See also

References

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

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