AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dop (see dopnoun) + -ie.
a.A common term for a cartridge case; a percussion cap.
1897H.A. BrydenNature & Sport 19Some natives from the cattle-post here (Seruey) brought a quantity of new milk in the great Bechuana pitcher-like wooden vessels. They only required a few percussion-caps (‘doppies’) in exchange.
1949H.C. BosmanCold Stone Jug (1969) 76A half-ounce ration of tobacco was divided into twenty ‘doppies’, each about the size of a smoke. And for five doppies I could get a small tin of hard fat smuggled in to me from the kitchen.
2. In the Western Cape: the carpenter, Argyrozona argyrozona.
Perhaps applied especially to the juvenile of the species.
1949J.L.B. SmithSea Fishes of Sn Afr. 278Argyrozona argyrozona...Silvervis. Silver Fish. Doppie (Cape)...At the Cape juveniles known as ‘Doppies’ are captured in large numbers and are believed by many to be a distinct species.
1958L.G. GreenS. Afr. Beachcomber 114Grain farmers gave their labourers fish for breakfast at harvest time, and doppies or hottentot and silver fish (sold in bunches of ten) served the purpose very well.
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