rooinek

[ roo-ee-nek ]
/ ˈru iˌnɛk /

noun South African.

Briton; Britisher.

Nearby words

  1. rooftop,
  2. rooftree,
  3. rooibos,
  4. rooibos tea,
  5. rooikat,
  6. rook,
  7. rookery,
  8. rookie,
  9. rooky,
  10. room

Origin of rooinek

1885–90; < Afrikaans, equivalent to rooi red + nek neck

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British Dictionary definitions for rooinek

rooinek

/ (ˈrʊɪnɛk, ˈrɔɪ-) /

noun

Southern African a contemptuous or jocular name for an English person or an English-speaking South African

Word Origin for rooinek

C19: Afrikaans, literally: red neck

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