or Af·ri·can·der

[ af-ri-kan-der ]

  1. one of a breed of red beef cattle, raised originally in southern Africa, well adapted to high temperatures.

  2. Archaic. Afrikaner.

Origin of Afrikander

see origin at Afrikaner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Afrikander in a sentence

  • All the Afrikanders in Cape Colony have been working for years for this end, for they and we know the facts.

    The Last Boer War | H. Rider Haggard
  • The Boers fight about twice as well and hard as the Afrikanders.

    With the Boer Forces | Howard C. Hillegas
  • If the Republics are lost,' he continued, 'the Afrikanders would lose.

  • They form the Afrikander nationality, and call themselves Afrikanders.

  • From this I do not wish the reader to infer that the Afrikanders are drunkards, for this is far from being the case.

    Three Years' War | Christiaan Rudolf de Wet

British Dictionary definitions for Afrikander



/ (afriˈkandə, ˌæfrɪˈkændə) /

  1. a breed of humpbacked beef cattle originally raised in southern Africa

  2. a southern African breed of fat-tailed sheep

  1. a former name for an Afrikaner

Origin of Afrikander

C19: from South African Dutch, formed on the model of Hollander

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