karweier, noun

Forms:
Also karreweijer.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, karwei to transport (transferred use of the Dutch sense, to do odd jobs) + agential suffix -er; the meaning has perhaps been influenced by kar cart.
historical
transport-rider.
1887 A. Wilmot Geog. of S. Afr. 230A gentleman Karreweijer.
1959 L.G. Green These Wonders 149A karweier of the early days, an English transport rider nicknamed John Bull.
transport-rider.
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