[1862Lady Duff-Gordon inF. GaltonVacation Tourists (1864) III. 151The boots here is a mantatee, very black, and called Kleen-boy, because he is so little.]
[1871W.G. Atherstone inA.M.L. RobinsonSel. Articles from Cape Monthly Mag. (1978) 95Only 24000 acres, adjoining the gold farm on the west, quite ‘een kleine plaats’, said he; and so in sooth it was, comparing it with others.]
1882C. Du ValWith Show through Sn Afr.I. 271The ‘Vrouw’, with a ‘kleina Kind’ (little child) in her arms, debouched on the front ‘stoep’.
1914L.H. BrinkmanBreath of Karroo 227‘Where is the Klein Nooi going?’ enquired the woman..as her husband led the horse away.
1920R. JutaTavern 12Dear Georgie, perhaps the klein doctorje is a little ‘fey’.
1920R. JutaTavern 47I like Klein Adonis best; Adonis is the newest, littlest slave; as small as me, so we play together.
1924S.G. MillinGod’s Step-Children 205If only she were not eaten up with this jealousy. If only the servants did not call her, May, as the head of the household, ‘Missis,’ and herself, the elder sister, ‘Klein Missis’ — ‘Little Missis.’ If only Darrell were not so grotesquely satisfied with May.
1968M. MullerGreen Peaches Ripen 40Why don’t Klein Nooi plant fuschias in pots? (he always called me ‘little mistress’).
1972Sunday Times 22 Oct. 16Dawie de V. drops a klein clanger.
1987Learn & TeachNo.5, 17They say Hillbrow is mos a klein America. Darkies and Lanies live together.
1987M. PolandTrain to Doringbult 9I wish my wife would make me coffee in the morning. She’ll be burrowed in that bed till ten if you don’t throw her out. Farm girls are worth their weight in gold — not so, kleinboet?
1973N. Desmond on Radio South Africa 16 Oct. (Woman’s World)Pieter, the man, did not want to have anything to do with the kleingoed.
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