kaffermeid, noun

Forms:
Also kaffir meid.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, kaffer (see kaffir) + meid female servant.
derogatory, offensive
An insulting form of address or reference to a black woman; kaffir-maid, see kaffir noun sense 2 e.
1963 B. Modisane Blame Me on Hist. (1986) 36Because my mother was black she was despised and humiliated, called ‘kafir meid’.
1963 B. Modisane Blame Me on Hist. (1986) 58This kaffir meid, my baas, was trying to trick me into sleeping in her room, but I know it is against the law.
1965 J. Bennett Hawk Alone 188A young white man walked past with his arm around a half-caste girl. ‘What do you think of that...A bloody kaffermeid. Man, a bloody meid.’
1977 B.L. Leshoai in E. Pereira Contemp. S. Afr. Plays 266The other day in town a white thing — a woman as pale and dirty as dishwater — called me ‘Kaffir Meid’. I said, ‘No, I’m not a Kaffir Meid’.
1986 S. Sepamla Third Generation 53Gots, kaffermeid, don’t give me that bull!
An insulting form of address or reference to a black woman; kaffir-maid, see kaffirnoun2 e.
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