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Kaapenaar, noun

Forms:
Also Capenaar, Kapenaar, and with small initial.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch), Kaap Cape + noun-forming suffix -enaar.
1. An inhabitant of Cape Town, or of the Cape Peninsula and its environs; an inhabitant of the Cape Province; Capeite, see Cape; Caper sense 1. Cf. Capey sense 2. Also attributive, passing into adjective.
1834 Cape of G.H. Lit. Gaz. IV. Nov. 180 (Pettman)The Capenaars have always attempted to justify the holding of human flesh in bondage by appeals to Scripture.
1993 J. Khumalo in Pace July 57Word soon got around that there was this Kapenaar session singer who was world-class.
2. On the east coast: the carpenter, Argyrozona argyrozona.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 238Kaapenaar, The Port Elizabeth name for the fish Denex argyrozona, known at Cape Town as the silver fish.
1981 E. Prov. Herald 23 Apr. 11The original name of the carpenter, a common reef fish, was kaapenaar, indicating that it was caught in Cape waters and this became anglicised to carpenter.
An inhabitant of Cape Town, or of the Cape Peninsula and its environs; an inhabitant of the Cape Province; Capeite, see Cape; Caper1.
the carpenter, Argyrozona argyrozona.

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