B.interjectionFrequently in the phrase ag man/ax -/ [Afrikaans],an interjection used (regardless of the gender of the one being addressed) for emphasis, to express irritation or frustration, or pleadingly. Hence noun, an utterance of this phrase.See also ag.
1897E. Glanville inE.R. SearyS. Afr. Short Stories (1947) 20‘Man,’ said Lanky John, the ostrich farmer, ‘I killed a snake, a ringhals, yesterday morning back of the kraal, and in the evening when I went by there was a live ringhals coiled round the dead one.’
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