boerehaat, noun

Forms:
Often with initial capital.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ‘hatred of Boers’, boere see boere + haat hatred. Coined as an emotive political slogan by P.W. Botha (of the National Party) during the election campaign of 1972.
Hatred of Afrikaners as a group. Also attributive. Cf. Engelsehaat (see Engels noun sense 2 b). See also haat noun.
1972 Sunday Times 26 Mar. 9Boerehaat Campaign. UP shocked by Nat bid to stir up hatred.
1972 M. Kuiper in Times (U.K.) 18 Apr. 7Locally and nationally the opposition United Party (UP) is being accused of boerehaat (hatred of the Afrikaner) and said to be bent on the destruction of the Afrikaner and everything he stands for.
1972 Daily Dispatch 12 May 10The word ‘Boere-haat’ is appearing throughout the country, since it was introduced by Mr. P.W. Botha, during his campaign of the recent Oudtshoorn parliamentary by-election.
1984 Cape Times 23 Feb.‘Anything that’s a waste of money is a scandal,’ insisted Mr Bamford. ‘Boerehaat!’ called a Nationalist MP.
1986 E. Prov. Herald 12 Apr. 2Amid cries of ‘boere-haat’, the Progressive Federal Party MP..slammed Afrikaans-accented TV interviewers and called for a service ‘in our language which can be an example to our children, and teach them to speak decent English.’
Hatred of Afrikaners as a group. Also attributive.
Derivatives:
Hence boerehater /-hɑːtə(r)/ noun, one who hates the Afrikaner; nonce, one who hates farmers; boerehating /ˈbuːrəhɑːtɪŋ/, /-heɪtɪŋ/ participial adjective.
1972 Sunday Times 26 Mar. 9The United Party will be depicted as being a party in the grip of ‘boerehaters’.
1973 Cape Times 2 June 8People who object to bannings are not necessarily Boerehaters, whose only desire is the downfall of Afrikanerdom.
1973 Sunday Times 1 Apr. 16Hardly less breathtaking is the..suggestion that Sir D— (allegedly a great Boerehater himself) is now the target of ‘Boerehating jingoism.’
1984 Daily Dispatch 13 July 5‘The preponderance of evidence (laid before the select committee investigating the matter) was dead against the farmers,’ declared Mr Frank le Roux..of the Conservative Party. ‘You’re a boere hater,’ shouted a Nationalist.
1993 J. Scott in Cape Times 25 Feb. 11Louis Stofberg (CP, Sasolburg) revealed that ‘the most expensive plot ever sold in Bloemfontein was sold to a Chinese’...‘It was probably sold by a CP,’ remarked someone...‘You’re a boerehater,’ CP members shouted back.

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