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mampoer, noun

Forms:
Also mapoer.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, perhaps adaptation of Mampuru the name of a former Pedi chief in a region where an abundance of marulas led to much distilling of spirits.
1. A raw brandy originating in the Transvaal and distilled, often illicitly, from fruits such as peaches, karee-berries, and marula fruit; witblits sense a. Also attributive.
1934 Sunday Times 13 May (Swart)Mampoer, as this home-distilled brandy is commonly called, has been very popular.
1990 M. Shafto in Weekend Argus 9 June 11Mampoer stoking was very much part of his life — indeed, part of his earliest recollections.
2. combinations
mampoerfees [Afrikaans, fees festival], a fair at which mampoer is tasted and prizes awarded for the best distillation;
mampoerstoker /-ˈstʊəkə(r)/ [Afrikaans, stoker distiller], a distiller of mampoer; see also stoker.
1983 Frontline May 18Down the road, there is another gate with a small sign saying ‘mampoerfees’.
1990 Motorist 1st Quarter 16There are [sic] a plentiful supply of mampoer-stokers in our north-western Transvaal, most operate with a licence, some brew the clear liquid under cover of the bushes in the backyard, all their booze has the kick of a mule.
A raw brandy originating in the Transvaal and distilled, often illicitly, from fruits such as peaches, karee-berries, and marula fruit; witblitsa. Also attributive.

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