mof, noun and adjective

Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, ‘crossbreed’ (especially one resulting from breeding with imported stock), transferred use of Dutch mof, a derogatory name for a German or other foreigner.
Among livestock farmers:
A. noun obs. An imported animal.
1910 E. London Dispatch June 6 (Pettman)A cross-breed from a yellow [printed fellow] mof and the second generation was a light yellow.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 321Mof, An imported animal; mofschaap, a merino sheep; mofbeest, an imported bull or cow.
B. adjective
1. Of livestock: unsuited to South African conditions (often because cross-bred with imported animals); moffie adjective sense 1.
1970 Y. Winters Informant, KimberleyNothing but mof cows on the sale today (cross-bred — not up to any standard).
2. derogatory. Of men: weak; effeminate.
1992 P. Dobson Informant, Cape TownMoffie/Mof. Effeminate person, softie. e.g...‘He’s a bit mof’.
An imported animal.
unsuited to South African conditions (often because cross-bred with imported animals); moffieadjective1.
Of men: weak; effeminate.

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