las, noun

/las/
Forms:
Also laas.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, las to weld, join, pool resources; (colloquial) to augment, increase.
slang
A contribution; a loan. Usually in the verbal phrase to make a las, to contribute money, to make a loan.
Derivatives:
Hence las verb  transitive, to lend. Cf. gazaat.
1970 G.E.Q. Absolom Informant, GermistonMake a las you blokes (contribution).
1991 G. De Beer Informant, Port Nolloth (N. Cape)He made me a las (gave me a loan).
A contribution; a loan. Usually in the verbal phrase to make a las, to contribute money, to make a loan.

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