- (in South Africa) a member of the most conservative Afrikaner Church, which practises a strict Calvinism
C19: from Afrikaans, of unknown origin
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Dopper, dop′er, n. a member of a rigid religious sect in South Africa.
The presence of this ever-growing multitude was felt to be a perpetual menace to Dutch, and more especially to Dopper supremacy.
These are the four great (p. 181) events of the Dopper year, and of this tiny city's business life.
"Not in such a 'urry by 'arf, you perishin' Dopper," spluttered the ghastly little man in bandoliers behind the weapon.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
But there were kopjes ahead, sown with fierce Dopper Boers, and those tempting wagons were only to be reached over their bodies.The Great Boer War
Arthur Conan Doyle