- Southern African a title of respect used to address an elderly man
Afrikaans: literally, uncle
Examples from the Web for oom
I'm sure Oom Peter would like to think of me as here, among our dear, dear flowers!
As long as dear Oom Peter was here he was father, mother, everything to me.
He said he would send me to you instead of to Oom Schlagen, because, he said, you would be just.Diamond Dyke
George Manville Fenn
Taking 'em up to Pretoria on the quiet, to sell 'em to Oom Paul's burghers, he was.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It was not until the afternoon that Oom Jan told Fortescue of what had occurred.A Lively Bit of the Front
Percy F. Westerman