hoofstad, noun2

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Also with initial capital.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, hoof principal, main + stad town, city; cf. hoofstad noun1.
A capital city (here referring to Pretoria).
1953 B. Fuller Call Back Yesterday 9Commandant Henning Pretorius, Mr Carl Potgieter and Mr de Souza were at the Hoofstad under the stronghold on Thursday.
1967 W.A. De Klerk White Wines 71One often saw this colourful young couple in the streets of the old hoofstad in those days. They would especially enjoy their walks on a Sunday afternoon through the broad streets of Pretoria.
A capital city (here referring to Pretoria).
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