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gemors, noun

Forms:
Also gammors, gemos.
Plurals:
gemorses.
Origin:
Afrikaans
slang
a. A mess, muddle, or state of confusion; a disaster.
1970 C. Livingstone Informant, BloemfonteinThe children made such a gemors of the house, I spent three days cleaning up after them.
1991 E. Fitzgerald Informant, Cape TownShe couldn’t remember how many people were coming. She got the time of arrival wrong. What a gemors!
b. An insulting form of address or reference.
1981 Sunday Times 8 Mar. (Extra) 1The Chairman of the Graaff-Reinet Community Council..has threatened to lay a charge against a shop assistant who called him ‘’n gemors’ (a rubbish), unless she apologises.
1981 Voice 29 Apr.A batch of ‘gammorses’, misguided..barries, moegoes, dzaus and what have you.
A mess, muddle, or state of confusion; a disaster.
An insulting form of address or reference.

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