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jaap

noun
  1. Southern African offensive a simpleton or country bumpkin
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from Afrikaans
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Examples from the Web for jaap

Historical Examples

  • And you told Jaap the whole story, and sent him back to the huts with it!

    The Chainbearer

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • Well, Jaap, how did the Neck look, after so long an absence?

    The Chainbearer

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • As I was returning from the grave, Jaap and the Trackless came in from their scout.

    The Chainbearer

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • Well, Jaap, how are we to get any of this good cider, of which you speak?

    The Chainbearer

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • But I increased my speed, and having Jaap for my guide, was soon at the side of Dus.

    The Chainbearer

    J. Fenimore Cooper