boeremeisie, noun

AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boere see boere + meisie girl.
1. An unsophisticated country girl; an Afrikaner girl; meisie sense 2; plaasmeisie, see plaas sense 1 c. Also attributive. See also boereseun.
[1972 Grocott’s Mail 28 Jan. 3The magazine is richly illustrated in the traditional rag magazine style and has numerous colour and black and white photographs of the ‘Boeremeisies,’ the rag queen finalists.]
1973 Cape Times 30 July 1‘I’m a ware (sc. real) boeremeisie, I love porridge’...She polished off a plate of the hotel’s best.
1976 Darling 27 Oct.The story of how a young, sweet boeremeisie came out of the wilds of Witbank, went to London and became Miss World.
1981 Sunday Times 25 Oct. (Mag. Sect.) 1Beneath the natural-as-a-suntan boeremeisie exterior there is a razor-sharp intellect.
1985 L. Sampson in Style Feb. 100Suddenly there are a lot of boeremeisies around. It has become hugely chic to produce some ethnic background.
1989 You 16 Nov. 13‘Boeremeisie’ Patsy Kensit steals Mel’s heart — but only in the film Lethal Weapon II.
2. figurative. Always in the plural : Brandied apricots. Cf. boerejongens.
1978 Daily Dispatch 26 July 11Her book is packed with goodies from 17th and 18th century Cape kitchens — sambals, breidies and Boeremeisies (brandied apricots).
1980 S. Afr. Digest 31 MayThe French..bequeathed an unrivalled legacy to Cape cookery in the form of boerejongens and boeremeisies (literally, farmers’ boys and farmers’ girls), which were grapes and apricots preserved in brandy.
1992 G. Etherington in Weekend Post 6 June 5Boeremeisies..are a..subtle blend, combining the succulence of sweet apricots with that country brandy known as witblits — a marriage made in heaven.
An unsophisticated country girl; an Afrikaner girl; meisie2; plaasmeisie, see plaas1 c. Also attributive.
Brandied apricots.
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