Meraai, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, adaptation of the female given name Maria.
derogatory, offensive
a. A woman of Cape Malay descent; a ‘coloured’ woman. b. A given name for a stereotypical Cape Malay folk-figure, often as the subject of jokes. Cf. gammat sense 1.
1970 S.E. Nathan Informant, Cape TownMeraai. Malay or Coloured girl.
1987 Scope 20 Nov. 42You go down and show them this. Tell them the switch is booby-trapped — if anyone tries to rip it off me, boom! Goodbye Meraai.
A woman of Cape Malay descent; a ‘coloured’ woman.
A given name for a stereotypical Cape Malay folk-figure, often as the subject of jokes.
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