boeta, noun

Forms:
Also with initial capital.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, elder brother, chum, pal; see also boet.
colloquial
‘Brother’: an informal or familiar title or term of address.
a. Used as a title: boet sense 2. Also attributive.
1965 E. Mphahlele Down Second Ave 31A man was passing. It was Boeta Lem (Brother Blade), as we boys called him.
1975 Sunday Times 23 Mar. (Extra) 4‘At the moment I do not know where I stand,’ explained Mr P. L— who is known in the village as ‘Boeta Man’.
1980 A. Dangor in M. Mutloatse Forced Landing 163‘Ow, Boeta Harry, don’t you trust me?’
b. Used as a term of address. See also bra sense 2 b.
1969 A. Fugard Boesman & Lena 37There was something else in the fire, something rotten. Us! Our sad stories, our smells, our world! And it burnt Boeta.
‘Brother’: an informal or familiar title or term of address.
boet2. Also attributive.
Used as a term of address.
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