Van der Merwe

/ (væn də ˈmɜːvə) /


noun
  1. Southern African a stereotypical figure humorously representing Boer stupidity and prejudice

Origin of Van der Merwe

1
C20: from a common Afrikaner surname

Words Nearby Van der Merwe

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How to use Van der Merwe in a sentence

  • Commandant Van der Merwe said that matters with him were much the same as in the districts of Commandant van Niekerk.

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