Broederbonder, noun

Forms:
Also with small initial.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, Broederbond (see Broederbond) + -er suffix denoting a member of (an organization, or group of believers).
A member of the Broederbond; broeder sense 3; broer sense 4; brother sense 1. Also attributive, and figurative.
1952 Rand Daily Mail 2 Dec. 11Most of the Cabinet and most Nationalist members of the Parliament belonged to the Broederbond, which now aimed at nominating only Broederbonders as candidates for the general election.
1964 M.G. McCoy Informant, Port ElizabethParliament has just re-opened, & Dr. V[erwoerd] has admitted to being a Broederbonder.
1979 Sunday Times 18 Feb. 10The control of South Africa is in the hands of a few thousand broederbonders of limited talent: A national disaster.
1981 Sunday Times 25 Jan. 23English-speaking civil servants banished to backwaters to make way for Nat or Broederbonder pals.
1982 Daily Dispatch 4 May 9Mr Billie..was one of the founder-members of the Ciskei National Independence Party..and usually referred to himself as one of the Ciskei’s ‘broederbonders’.
1987 New Nation 12 Feb. 6Businessmen, church and student leaders travelled to Lusaka to meet the ANC. Even a Broederbonder made the pilgrimage to Lusaka — a move which angered Botha.
1990 R. Malan My Traitor’s Heart 27Broederbonders, members of the Brotherhood, the secret society of Calvinists and apartheid zealots that constituted the spine of the Afrikaner power structure.
A member of the Broederbond; broeder3; broer4; brother1. Also attributive, and figurative.

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