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rooinek

[roo-ee-nek]
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noun South African.
  1. Briton; Britisher.

Origin of rooinek

1885–90; < Afrikaans, equivalent to rooi red + nek neck
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British Dictionary definitions for rooinek

rooinek

noun
  1. Southern African a contemptuous or jocular name for an English person or an English-speaking South African

Word Origin

C19: Afrikaans, literally: red neck
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