boeresport, noun

Forms:
Also with initial capital.
Plurals:
unchanged, occasionally boeresports.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boere see boere + sport sport, games, amusements.
A social gathering at which traditional Afrikaner games are played; any game traditionally played by Afrikaners (e.g. jukskei (sense 2 a), and kennetjie). Also attributive, and transferred sense.
1958 L.G. Green S. Afr. Beachcomber 29The Strand beach saw the first organised tournaments of jukskei, the national boeresport.
1968 Fair Lady 30 Oct. (Suppl.) 6Before she married a farmer, Sarie lived in the city. So she was pretty hopeless at the local boeresport.
1970 Argus 24 Dec. 21The New Year boeresport are to be held on The Strand main beach again this year...There will be the toutrek (tug-o’-war) and kussingslaan (cushion fights on greased poles).
1977 Sunday Times 28 Mar.Oom Skraal Piet said that sex..was ‘the oldest boeresport in South Africa!’ — outdating jukskei and kennetjie by at least four generations.
1982 S. Afr. Panorama Aug. 37Afterwards there was boeresport, and the programme was rounded off with a traditional barn dance.
1989 Sunday Tribune 17 Dec. 13The volk settled in for a day of Boeresport and festivities while piped Boeremusiek blared from speakers along the shores.
A social gathering at which traditional Afrikaner games are played; any game traditionally played by Afrikaners (e.g. jukskei (sense 2 a), and kennetjie). Also attributive, and transferred sense.

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