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blaasoppie, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, blaasop see blaasop + -ie.
blaasop sense 2.
1983 M. Du Plessis State of Fear 95It was an odd thing, bristling all over with stiff spines, and with its little whitish belly enormously puffed out. ‘It’s a blaasoppie, Frans,’ Papa said.
1987 Sunday Times 15 Feb. 16The Foreign Minister, Mr Pik Botha, should not puff himself up like a blaasoppie over the US Presidential Committee report on sanctions tabled this week.
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