boereorkes, noun

Forms:
Also with initial capital.
Plurals:
boereorkeste /ˌbuːrəɔː(r)ˈkestə/.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boere see boere + orkes orchestra, band.
A band which includes a combination of concertina or piano accordion, mouth organ, fiddle or guitar, and percussion, and plays Afrikaans popular music; orkes. Also attributive. See also boeremusiek sense 1.
[1938 Star 1 Dec. 12There was dancing in the clubhouse to a Boere orchestra.]
1944 Twede in Bevel Piet Kolonel 103There were items from the Boere Orkes.
1951 H.C. Bosman in L. Abrahams Bekkersdal Marathon (1971) 115All my daughter does, she moves in Voortrekker costume in time to the Boere-orkes music — and you simply can’t keep your feet still when it’s Boere-orkes music.
1977 G. Hugo in Quarry ’77 91The real hit of the show is this rather superior ou in a boereorkes; he’s on the konsertina and he’s into the whole virtuoso kick; swinging the old squeezebox round.
1982 D. Kramer Short Back & Sides 24It was easy to understand why so many boere-orkeste had come to pose on this beach..for the photograph on their next long-playing dance album.
1986 Cape Times 7 Feb. (advt)Delheim Harvest Festival ’86..Opening — Spitbraai and Boere orkes.
1991 S. Afr. Panorama MayJune 18These pupils of the John Voster Technical High School won last year’s competition for the best junior boereorkes (band).
1994 [see langarm noun].
A band which includes a combination of concertina or piano accordion, mouth organ, fiddle or guitar, and percussion, and plays Afrikaans popular music; orkes. Also attributive.

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