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  1. Southern African slang pleasing; nice
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Word Origin for mooi

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Historical Examples of mooi

  • Tablenote 17: Two of these guns were en route to Mooi River.

    History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)

    Sir Frederick Maurice.

  • “Man, Mr Blachland, but that is a mooi buck,” began the boy.

  • He ordered Botha to withdraw from Mooi River and begin his northerly trek.

    The Great Boer War

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Evidently an important operation was in progress, and a collision either at Estcourt or Mooi River impended.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

    Winston Spencer Churchill

  • When we got to Mooi River one of these men was discovered—recognised as an ex-Pretorian detective.

    On the Heels of De Wet

    The Intelligence Officer