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rooinek

[ roo-ee-nek ]
/ ˈru iˌnɛk /
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noun South African.
Briton; Britisher.
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Origin of rooinek

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

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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
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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