boereseun, noun

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Also boerseun.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ‘farmer’s boy’, boere see boere + seun boy, son.
An Afrikaner boy or man; a farm-boy, a ‘son of the soil’; plaas-seuntjie, see plaas sense 1 c. Also attributive. Cf. seun. See also boeremeisie sense 1.
1947 Monitor 21 Mar. 16This literary masterpiece, written by a simple ‘boerseun.’
1972 Sunday Times 24 Sept. (Mag. Sect.) 3Some of our English friends are still flirting with an overseas beau (Kêrel). The boereseun has no time for this kind of deceit.
1979 M. Matshoba Call Me Not a Man 52They are going to get it from baas Koos because I’m the only baas on this farm. This is one boereseun they must take a long time to forget.
1980 C. Barnard in Daily Dispatch 21 Apr. 81He told me what his labourers earned, how they were housed, and what was expected of them. He also told me what was expected of me as a good neighbour and boereseun.
1986 Style Feb. 62Which brilliant schizoid boereseun sharpened his satirical tongue on his childhood pals in Pinelands? Pieter-Dirk Uys.
1988 Femina Mar. 88He was a boereseun brought up on a farm. He loved animals, the veld, sunsets, everything South African.
1990 Weekend Argus 14 July 15Afrikaner heads ANC in Cape Town...A boereseun leaps the great divide.
An Afrikaner boy or man; a farm-boy, a ‘son of the soil’; plaas-seuntjie, see plaas1 c. Also attributive.

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