dorpie, noun

AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dorp a country town or village + diminutive suffix -ie.
Diminutive form of dorp (sense a).
1943 J.Y.T. Greig Language at Work 106Political discussions..take place on the stoep or in the bar-parlour of a hotel in some dorpie of the platteland.
1955 A. Delius Young Trav. in S. Afr. 109The prominent buildings of the village, or dorpie, of Koringberg, was that of the Wheat Growers Cooperative.
1973 W. Stockenström in S. Gray Writers’ Territory 144The dorpies are not big, yet they are easily visible as you charge by at eighty miles per hour on the straight tarred roads.
1985 Sunday Times 24 Nov. 11This is a platteland dorpie. It is not feasible to hold mixed sports way in the platteland.
1986 S. Sepamla Third Generation 23Like the other Free State dorpies the sky-line of Parys is dominated by the sweeping wings of the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk and the town hall.
1993 Weekend Post 14 Aug. (Leisure) 4Even the church clock is an hour slow in the Eastern Cape dorpie which found itself on the tourist map with the screening of A Road to Mecca just over two years ago.
Diminutive form of dorp (sense a).
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