a1827D. Carmichael inW.J. HookerBotanical Misc. (1831) II. 32I knew that Juffrouw understood as little the meaning of these flowers of rhetoric, as did the poor culprit on whom they were so lavishly bestowed.
1827G. ThompsonTrav. 27In the course of conversation our hostess, the Juffrouw Maré, gave an account of the recent death of one of her relations.
1834T. PringleAfr. Sketches 178The Juffrouw Coetzer, sometimes manufactured leather dresses for sale..bespoke a travelling Jacket and trowsers of dressed springbok skin.
1867E.L. PriceJrnls (1956) 249I suggested they shd. make it (sc. the food) them selves...but they murmured at it, saying that no one cd. make it like Yeffrow Price!
1898W.C. ScullyVendetta 62Juffrouw du Plessis and her two daughters were sitting in their garden behind the oleander hedge.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 235Juffer or Juffrouw...Juffer is equivalent to the English ‘mistress’.
1919M. Greenleestr. ofO.F. Mentzel’s Life at Cape in Mid-18th C. 126He drew Mistress van Kerwel, as she stood turning her back upon him, in so natural and realistic a manner that everyone who saw the picture at once exclaimed ‘That’s the jonge Juffrouw!’
1926P. SmithBeadle (1929) 87If Juffrouw will but tell me where I can find her I will now take her my letter.
1948V.M. FitzroyCabbages & Cream‘You must be reasonable, juffrou,’ the agent said persuasively, ‘what you are asking is more than double the market value of the place.’
1960J. CopeTame Ox 92Juffrou du Preez, we black people know this book — do you understand? We have had it for more than a hundred years, two hundred.
1973J. CopeAlley Cat 96‘You deserve our heartfelt thanks,’..‘I shall mention you to our Church Council. Yours, juffrou, is a work of..’ the voice going jerkily on.
1981Sunday Times 14 June 9‘He had two passions,’ said a former school teacher, Mrs van Dyk, still called ‘juffrou’ by everyone, ‘education and the mission field’.
1859E.L. Layard inCape Monthly Mag.V. Jan. 27The jufvrouw was busy about the wagon, mynheer had pastured the cattle, and one of the boys was off to the rocks with his fishing-rod.
a1862J. AyliffJrnl of ‘Harry Hastings’ (1963) 25If a poor man goes to the farm house, the juffero (for you know, Hetty, that’s the name for lady or mistress) invites him into the large hall and with her own hands pours him out a cup of tea.
1896M.A. Carey-HobsonAt Home in Tvl 311They had come to live in Pretoria, where the sister of the Jevrouw and some other members of the family lived.
1955V.M. FitzroyDark Bright Land 82A new chemise trimmed with Moravian work that the juffrow had but just completed making.
1955V.M. FitzroyDark Bright Land 240Ample-skirted vrouws would prepare meals, slim juffrows would slip by on errands watched with interest by the young kêrels.
1976A. DeliusBorder 322We used to tease him..saying he must have some beautiful juffrauw hidden in the woods.
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