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kakie, noun

Forms:
Also kaki, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Afrikaans, EnglishShow more Afrikaans, British soldier, from English khaki dull brownish-yellow, the colour of their uniforms; cf. khaki.
1. In historical contexts. khaki noun sense 1 a.
1949 A. Keppel-Jones When Smuts Goes 209There had been rumours..that the invading Kakies and Yankees were displaying a strange flag that was neither the Union Jack nor Old Glory.
1988 G.R. Goosen in Smuts & Alberts Forgotten Highway through Ceres & Bokkeveld 137He..had to devise a plan to prevent the ‘Kakies’ from taking his draught horses off the land.
2. combination.
kakiebos /-bɔs/ [Afrikaans, bos bush], khaki bush (see khaki adjective sense 1 b); also attributive, and occasionally kakiebossie /-bɔsi/ [see -ie];
kakieridder /-rədə(r)/ in historical contexts. [Afrikaans, ridder knight], an ironical term used by pro-German Afrikaners to describe government informers during the First World War.
1953 A. Paton Phalarope 146He came to the place where the blue-gums are, and the Kakiebos weed in the vacant ground.
1978 J. Lawrence Harry Lawrence 138Hertzog said he had made contact with Leibbrandt, who was doing good work — he had already given a few kakieridders a good hiding.
khakinoun1 a.
, an ironical term used by pro-German Afrikaners to describe government informers during the First World War.

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