Southern African a stereotypical figure humorously representing Boer stupidity and prejudice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
How to use Van der Merwe in a sentence
At around 1:56 a.m., Van der Merwe (who lives 107 yards away) said she was awakened by sounds of shouting and went back to sleep.The Prosecution vs. Oscar Pistorius: The Case So Far | Kelly Berold | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was at that moment still in safety, at the farm of Mrs. Van der Merwe.Through Shot and Flame | J. D. Kestell.
Dr. Van der Merwe was now going to take him to his own house at Krugersdorp, and there to take further charge of him.Through Shot and Flame | J. D. Kestell.
Instead, he told us that we could get what we wanted from Oom Van der Merwe, who had a farm not far distant.Adventures in Swaziland | Owen Rowe O'Neil
Mrs. Van der Merwe, whom we met here, was exceedingly kind to us, and gave us plenty of fodder for our horses.My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War | Ben Viljoen.
Commandant Van der Merwe said that matters with him were much the same as in the districts of Commandant van Niekerk.The Peace Negotiations | J. D. Kestell