Displays of malformations were obviously often strikingly offensive, none more so than the “Hottentot Venus.”
She will have to decide now if she will become a Hottentot Venus or an ethnic version of a white ho.
He began to feel he should never get it: they were near the high-road; he could not keep the Hottentot to himself much longer.
On the south they are confronted with the Hottentot languages.
To threaten a disobedient servant with the jambok—be he Hottentot, Fingo, or Caffre—is to bring him back to kneeling obeisance.
He resolved to keep his Hottentot all to himself if possible.
Of course, if you ask a Hottentot to evenings, you have to explain him.
The Hottentot suggested that this was an excellent opportunity.
Now, what is the use or comfort of a duchesse to a Hottentot family?
The Hottentot, on the contrary, raised his head, and ventured a little way into the stream.
1670s, from S.African Dutch, said to mean "stammerer," it is from hot en tot "hot and tot," nonsense words imitative of the clicking, jerking Khoisan speech.