AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, bloed blood + sap a member or supporter of the United Party; see also quotation 1983.
An ultra-conservative, dyed-in-the-wool member or supporter of the former United Party (see UP); a supporter of the politics of Jan Smuts and Louis Botha; an Afrikaner supporting a predominantly English-speaking political party and not the National Party. Also attributive.See also SAPnoun1 sense 2 b. Cf. bloednat (see Natnoun sense b).
1971Sunday Times 27 June 6The United Party..cannot take any heart from the result. It is clear that many ‘bloedsappe’ did not only vote for the HNP, but in fact joined the HNP.
1977Sunday Times 29 May 16So after 44 years we again have a South African Party. Born at a bloedsap convention..and committed, apparently, to a kind of semi-detachment from the NP, its membership reflects the longings, prejudices and habits of a passing generation.
1983C. SaundersHist. Dict. 159Many Afrikaners remained bloedsappe,..(literally blood South African Party men, i.e. those with a hereditary loyalty to Botha and Smuts).
1986P. Le Roux inBurman & ReynoldsGrowing Up 188He..explained that he was merely a bloedsap — that is, that his father, who was a strong Smuts supporter, would never forgive him should he vote for the National Party, and that he himself would never do anything to harm the party.
1990K. O’Malley inFrontline Feb. 2On the right are old Bloedsappe and NRP supporters, many of whom are more anti-Nat (or anti-Afrikaans) than anything else.
1991A. Van WykBirth of New Afrikaner 13To be an Afrikaner and not to vote Nat was to be out of step with the vast majority and labelled ‘not a good Afrikaner’. Of course there were bloedsappe, that small coterie of ever-willing Afrikaners who had been supporting English-oriented political parties since the days of Louis Botha...They were either regarded as politically wayward, or tolerated as verdwaaldes (strayed ones) who would one day come to see the light of true Boer patriotism.
1991A. Van WykBirth of New Afrikaner 69Virtually alone in his stand, he was more than a bloedsap (Sap by inheritance), he firmly believed that the Nationalist policies were wrong and never hesitated to tell us so.
1991D. Beckett inSunday Star 3 Feb. (Review) 5Doc is a renowned Bloedsap, a Smuts man...So how did he reach the top arena where a Sap was once as low a form of life as a Kommunis?
An ultra-conservative, dyed-in-the-wool member or supporter of the former United Party (see UP); a supporter of the politics of Jan Smuts and Louis Botha; an Afrikaner supporting a predominantly English-speaking political party and not the National Party. Also attributive.
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