soutpiel

soutie (ˈsaʊtɪ)

/ (ˈsaʊtˌpiːl) /

noun

Southern African derogatory, slang an English-speaking South African

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Word Origin for soutpiel

C20: Afrikaans, from sout salt + piel penis, implying that such a person has one foot in Africa and one in the UK, with the penis dangling in the Atlantic
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