Jonkershuis, noun

Forms:
Also Jonkerhuis, Jonkheershuis, and with small initial.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans jonker young man, youth (from Dutch jonkheer) + linking phoneme or possessive particle -s- + huis house.
A small dwelling built for a farmer’s eldest son and situated near the main homestead of a Cape Dutch farm house.
1954 M. Kuttel Quadrilles & Konfyt 40She was standing at the door of the Jonkerhuis, waving a letter.
1968 H. Fransen in D.J. Opperman Spirit of Vine 199No werf (or farmyard) in the wine-producing districts of the Western Cape is complete without its gabled cellar-structure next to the homestead itself, together with its companions: the jonkershuis (a minor dwelling for younger sons), stables, slave quarters and other outbuildings.
1977 G. Westwood Bride of Bonamour 140Perhaps it had worried her more than she had liked to admit to be alone so much in the Jonkershuis and staying in the large ancient house.
1981 A. Albrecht in P. Dane Great Houses of Constantia 156He lives with his wife and children in what might be called a modern version of the traditional jonkheershuis, next to his father.
1987 Style Nov. 173 (caption)The H-shaped plan of the house is easily detectable from this side view...The old jonkershuis may be seen to the left.
1992 E. Vosloo in Sunday Times 20 Sept. 15A 265-year-old homestead, an adjacent jonkheershuis, stables and waenhuis.
A small dwelling built for a farmer’s eldest son and situated near the main homestead of a Cape Dutch farm house.

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