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jonkmanskas, noun

Forms:
Also jongmans kas.
Plurals:
jonkmanskaste /ˈjɔŋ(k)manzˌkastə/.
Origin:
DutchShow more From Dutch jonkman bachelor + linking phoneme or possessive particle -s- + kast cupboard.
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1971 Baraitser & Obholzer Cape Country Furn. p.xiiiJonkmanskas..seems to be a fairly modern name for a smallish clothes cupboard, with about three shelves but not provision for hanging, and a couple of drawers side by side but in variable positions.
1987 J. Kench Cottage Furn. 41Much play was made in the jonkmanskas with contrasting woods, the dark stinkwood knobs on drawers and doors setting off the sheen of the yellowwood.
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