Hottie, noun

Origin:
EnglishShow more Formed on Hottentot + English (informal) noun-forming suffix -ie; cf. tottie.
?offensive, colloquial
An affectionate or derogatory term of reference to a Khoikhoi (noun sense 1) or coloured (noun sense a) person. Also attributive.
1970 Informant, Misgund (W. Cape)Hotties. Hottentots.
1977 J. Heyns in Drum July 6When the settlers called on at Khore’s village, it was the Hottie moffies who led the entertainment, providing food, liquor and other pleasures.
1987 B. Pearson in Weekly Mail 17 July 11Neville..describes himself as a Cape Hottie.
1988 R. Marsden Informant, Swakopmund (Namibia)Hottie is an irreverent name for a coloured person whose features tend towards the Bushman look, i.e. high cheekbones, yellowish skin, smallish.
1992 Informant, Cape TownHottie. A Coloured.
An affectionate or derogatory term of reference to a Khoikhoi (noun1) or coloured (nouna) person. Also attributive.
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