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bloubaadjie, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, blou blue + baadjie jacket (see baadjie).
1. colloquial. A provincial traffic officer.
1970 C. Mans Informant, Cape TownYou mustn’t go too fast on the National road, because there are a lot of bloubaadjies.
1974 Het Suid-Western 17 Oct. 2Every time a bloubaadjie stops a car and issues a speeding ticket..the Government loses another vote.
2. Prison slang..
a. The blue jacket worn in the past by long-term male prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence. See also baadjie sense 2.
1972 Sunday Times 24 Sept. 5Mr Justice Theron at the Rand Criminal Sessions declared R— an habitual criminal and ordered him the ‘blou baadjie’ or blue jacket worn by convicts serving the indeterminate sentence of nine to 15 years.
1974 [see baadjie sense 2].
b. transferred sense A long-term male prisoner: blue-coat sense 1.
1980 Cape Times 9 Jan. 5Four battle-scarred shaven ex- ‘Bloubaadjies’ — long term prisoners — had heard a noise emanating from the darkened building and decided to investigate.
1987 S. Roberts Jacks in Corners 171Laetitia dreamt she was a photographer, snapping at bloubaadjies breaking stones in a prison yard.
A provincial traffic officer.
The blue jacket worn in the past by long-term male prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence.
A long-term male prisoner: blue-coat1.

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