gamtaal, noun

Origin:
Contraction of gammat-taal, see gammat sense 2.
The argot habitually used by ‘coloured’ gang members in the Western Cape.
1984 D. Pinnock Brotherhoods 102The argot of the gangs is gamtaal, a fast-spoken mixture of Afrikaans, English and Xhosa, with innumerable variations in different areas.
1988 R. Thornton in Boonzaier & Sharp S. Afr. Keywords 25Culture..is whole assemblages of safari-suits and tee-shirts, Zulu dance and sakkie-sakkie, Afrikaans, English, gamtaal and slang.
1991 J. Anderson in Focus on Afr. JulySept. 82The Prophets of the City have done one track in Gamtaal — a street slang based on Afrikaans with English borrowings. It’s the language of the gangsters.
The argot habitually used by ‘coloured’ gang members in the Western Cape.
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