/ (ˈuːəm) /
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Southern African a title of respect used to address an elderly man
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Word Origin for oom
Afrikaans: literally, uncle
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How to use oom in a sentence
“Take the bird, Oom Sarel,” he said, making as though he would pull it out from the back of the buggy.Aletta|Bertram Mitford
Then he ran down the kopje in a great hurry and called out, ‘Good morning, Oom.’
Oom Leeuw crept up slowly, quietly, like a skelm, behind Brother Bullfrog.
The man who broke the bones said: “If Oom Leeuw wants me he can come and look for me at the dam.”
That was the worst insult you can ever give a grown-up jakhals, and Oom Jakhals growled more than ever.