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Matie

/ (ˈmɑːtɪ) /
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noun

Southern African informal a student at the University of Stellenbosch, esp one representing the University in a sport

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Word Origin for Matie

perhaps from Afrikaans tamatie tomato, from the red colour of the rugby jersey
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