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kaffir beer

(South African) a former, taboo name for sorghum beer
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  • One of them had some kaffir beer in a calabash, which he gave me to drink.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • Beer is almost unknown, except the imported kinds of Bass and Schlitz, for what is known as "kaffir beer" is a filthy decoction.

    South African Memories Lady Sarah Wilson

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