1948A.C. WhiteCall of Bushveld 201I tried..to persuade my friend that it was sure to be a stembuck and that..he had better go to the spot where the dog was pointing...‘Never in the world’, he exclaimed, ‘it is only an old hasie..!’.
2.Prison slang.Also haas.The ‘female’ partner in a homosexual relationship; rabbit.Cf. hawk.
1965Rand Daily Mail 15 Oct. 4Did you hear prisoners talking about sodomy? — Yes...These people were called by various names? — Yes. Like ‘hawk’ and ‘Haasie’? — That’s correct.
1974 inEng. Usage in Sn Afr.Vol.5No.1, 10The [prison] society produces its own lovers...Here, ‘gay’ or ‘camp’ terms from outside are common (e.g. moffie) but specific distinction is drawn between hawks and hasies (sometimes rabbits).
1984Cape Times 10 Aug. 1‘Do you know about “Moffies”? “Hasies” (rabbits)? Homosexuals?’ he was asked...‘My mother warned me against such things.’
1987S.A. Botha inFrontline Oct.–Nov. 11The Hawks were the masculine guys...The Lighties, or Haase (rabbits) were the passive ones, mainly ignorant youngsters selling their orifices and smooth youthful skins for food, tobacco, drugs and protection.
3.In full hasie-aboel/-aˈbʊl/, or hasie-ablou/-aˈbləʊ/ [Afrikaans, adaptation of an English name for the game Castles are Blue, which became katsels-ablou, katsels-aboel, then, by substitution of hasie for kat (cat), hasie-aboel]:a children’s game in which the members of one team stand on the junctions of a grid of lines drawn on the ground, and the members of the other team try to run past them without being touched; a successful run-through; a player from the defending team who is allowed to move along the lines.
1971Std Encycl. of Sn Afr.III. 190The game of ablou — often called hasie-aboel — is played by two teams on a rectangular figure divided by cross-lines into blocks or ‘rooms’...The player who succeeds has made a ‘hasie’ (hare), and the team with the most ‘hasies’ is declared the winner.
The ‘female’ partner in a homosexual relationship; rabbit.
a children’s game in which the members of one team stand on the junctions of a grid of lines drawn on the ground, and the members of the other team try to run past them without being touched; a successful run-through; a player from the defending team who is allowed to move along the lines.
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