kultuur, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, culture.
Afrikaner culture; often used allusively, with (ironic) reference to its perceived exclusivity and notions of superiority. Also attributive.
1943 I. Frack S. Afr. Doctor 103He is hastily persuaded by the orator to pay more attention to this ‘Verhoogte Stateus,’ his new flag or his new ‘Kultuur’.
1943 I. Frack S. Afr. Doctor 152The ubiquitous ‘kultuur’ association took charge and turned the whole affair, including the laying of the foundation stone of the koppie outside Pretoria, into a gigantic political demonstration.
1964 J. Meintjes Manor House 57We Afrikaners with our obsession about kultuur have neglected and destroyed some of the best kultuur we possess.
1972 Star 26 Oct. 27Just once, while guarding me and mine from the infidels waiting to destroy my ‘kultuur’, he..may take a new look at what exactly is being destroyed.
1989 K. Sutton in E. Prov. Herald 25 Feb. 4‘This fair land of ours’..meant the Afrikaner Nationalist and his kultuur, not the actual rocks and veld.
1993 A. Vinassa in House & Leisure Dec. 54Just yesterday, we had Afrikaner National fanatics trying to keep ‘die kultuur’ alive.
Afrikaner culture; often used allusively, with (ironic) reference to its perceived exclusivity and notions of superiority. Also attributive.
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