Boerevrou, noun

Forms:
Boerevrouw, Boer-vrouShow more Also Boerevrouw, Boer-vrou, Boer-vrouw, and with small initial.
Plurals:
Boerevroue /ˈbuːrəfrəʊə/, occasionally Boerevrouen /ˈbuːrəfrəʊən/.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boere see boere + vrou (earlier vrouw) woman, wife.
An Afrikaner woman, usually a farmer’s wife of conservative outlook. Also attributive. See also vrou.
1883 M.A. Carey-Hobson Farm in Karoo 172Wishing the Boer vrouw good morning, our friends made their escape as quickly as politeness permitted.
1896 M.A. Carey-Hobson At Home in Tvl 359It does seem a pity that a good-looking fellow like you should be dangling after..a great, ugly Dutch Boer vrouw.
1920 R.Y. Stormberg Mrs Pieter de Bruyn 5Two or three months’ cooling down of my bridal exuberance at last sees me solidifying into a staid young Boer vrouw.
1940 F.B. Young City of Gold 22‘My husband, of course, is English...But I am pure Dutch — a regular Boer vrou.’
1943 L. Sowden Union of S. Afr. 148She remained, and was proud to remain, a Boere vrou (Boer woman) like her ancestors. And there is still more of the Boere vrou in her than of the scholar or the statesman’s wife.
1948 V.M. Fitzroy Cabbages & Cream 157What she did wear in the garden, if it was hot, was a large and shapeless Boerevrou sun-bonnet.
1955 V.M. Fitzroy Dark Bright Land 122The boerevrouwen were plainly dressed, and elaborately capped; their sunbonnets, handmade of linen or lawn, were most intricately tucked, ruffled, and embroidered.
1970 M. Donovan in J.W. Loubser Africana Short Stories 60The Boer-vrou and her husband could not understand him.
1976 S. Gray in Quarry ’76 121The kindly boerevrou led me down mudslides where for that night I had one rondavel and one candle.
1989 N.H.C. Smith in Frontline Nov. 36The spectacle of a Boerevrou ‘doing what is natural’ in public would result in her being very sternly rebuked.
1992 R.H. Du Pre Making of Racial Conflict 166Kappiekommando, Formed out of the AWB for the ‘boervrou’ to take up the fight beside her husband like the Voortrekker women of old.
An Afrikaner woman, usually a farmer’s wife of conservative outlook. Also attributive.
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