rooinek

[ roo-ee-nek ]

nounSouth African.
  1. Briton; Britisher.

Origin of rooinek

1
1885–90; <Afrikaans, equivalent to rooi red + nek neck

Words Nearby rooinek

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How to use rooinek in a sentence

  • Then will I return speedily, provided with a pass, and go up into the laager to do a little rooinek shooting.

    War's Brighter Side | Julian Ralph.

British Dictionary definitions for rooinek

rooinek

/ (ˈrʊɪnɛk, ˈrɔɪ-) /


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

Origin of rooinek

1
C19: Afrikaans, literally: red neck

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