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hoer, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans
derogatory, offensive, not in polite use
1. A whore, a ‘tart’; also used as a term of abuse.
1963, 1976 [see sense 2].
1991 P. Slabolepszy Braait Laaities. 19(He chuckles and wiggles his hips and feels himself up, provocatively. She backs away, horrified.) Moira: You calling me a slet?...You calling me a bladdy hoer!?
2. combinations
hoerhouse, a brothel;
hoermeid /-meɪt/ [Afrikaans, meid an insulting term for a black woman], a term of abuse, ‘black whore’.
1963 A. Fugard Notebks (1983) 85Had a lot to say about Klipplaat, that tough, dusty hot-as-hell railway junction here in the Eastern Cape. ‘Put a roof over it and a redlight outside and you got a hoerhouse...Standard greeting at Klipplaat: ‘How’s your wife and my children?’
1976 M. Melamu in New Classic No.3, 3Anyway, Georgina tells me she knows I’m running after some filthy hoermeid. This woman’s language, hayi!
A whore, a ‘tart’; also used as a term of abuse.

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