/ (jɑːp) /

  1. Southern African offensive a simpleton or country bumpkin

Origin of jaap

from Afrikaans

Words Nearby jaap

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How to use jaap in a sentence

  • Dutch war correspondent Hans-jaap Melissen knows Syria and its conflict well.

  • “And start quarrelling again, with renewed courage, on the first of January,” grinned jaap.

    The Later Life | Louis Couperus
  • jaap's own salutations were very elaborate, and altogether of a character to prevent the suspicion of our ever having met before.

    The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Thus saying, jaap rode on, my sister and myself doing the same, pursuing the discourse that had thus accidentally arisen among us.

    The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • jaap had made this movement in good season, and we were compelled to row a quarter of a mile down the river to meet the sloop.

    The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • I had learned enough of Andries and his party to satisfy my curiosity, and jaap was patiently waiting to succeed me at the table.

    The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper