or Af·ri·can·der

[ af-ri-kan-der ]
/ ˌæf rɪˈkæn dər /


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

Origin of Afrikander

see origin at Afrikaner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for afrikander



/ (afriˈkandə, ˌæfrɪˈkændə) /


a breed of humpbacked beef cattle originally raised in southern Africa
a southern African breed of fat-tailed sheep
a former name for an Afrikaner

Word Origin for Afrikander

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