1960J. CopeTame Ox 170They would be a little tired rushing to and fro, waiting on the white people. He had seen his mevrou leave earlier in the evening.
1990Sunday Times 25 Mar. 6‘What would I like after independence,’ she asks. ‘That when I go work for my mevrou, she looks at me like I’m a person’...Someone will still sell swastikas. And plenty of people will still work for the mevrou.
‘Mrs’; ‘mistress’; ‘madam’.
A respectful term of address in the third person (avoiding the pronoun ‘you’), a convention used by Dutch- and Afrikaans-speakers when addressing superiors, older people, and strangers.
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