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mealie pap

mielie pap

noun
  1. Southern African mealie porridge
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Historical Examples

  • I myself have lived for days simply on mealie-pap (porridge).

    The Peace Negotiations

    J. D. Kestell

  • A Kaffir lives on mealie-pap, varied by an occasional cow's head.

    Ladysmith

    H. W. Nevinson

  • There were scores who would not touch "mealie-pap" with a forty-foot spoon.

  • But they changed in time; "I am an acquired taste," cries Katisha; so is "mealie-pap."

  • Even "mealie-pap," ad lib., we had perforce to forego; the "Law" allowed it but once a day.