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verkrampte

/ (fəˈkrɑmtə) /
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noun (in South Africa)
  1. (during apartheid) an Afrikaner Nationalist who opposed any changes toward liberal trends in government policy, esp relating to racial questions
  2. (as modifier)verkrampte politics
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Word Origin for verkrampte

C20: from Afrikaans (adj), literally: restricted
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