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dombook, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Partial translation of Afrikaans domboek, see domboek.
historical, colloquial
A contemptuous name for a pass (sense 3). Also attributive.
1966 K.M.C. Motsisi in Post 30 Jan. (Drum) 18Dom-pass or dom-book is the contemptuous term used by Africans in the Republic of South Africa, for an identity and job pass they are required to carry, and which is euphemistically called a Reference Book by the authorities.
1981 M. Mutloatse in Staffrider Vol.3 No.4, 40Naked fright was conspicuously sculptured in his face. He was a man on the run — from the dombook police.
A contemptuous name for a pass (sense 3). Also attributive.

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