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.
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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