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morsdood, adjective

Forms:
Also moors doed, moors dood.
Origin:
Afrikaans, Dutch, Latin, Show more Afrikaans, from Dutch, perhaps from Latin mors death + Dutch dood dead.
colloquial
‘Stone dead’. Cf. (as) dead as a mossie (see mossie sense 2).
1893 H.A. Bryden Gun & Camera 176I pulled up my pony, fired from the saddle,..and next instant, to the general astonishment, the koorhaan fell dead as mutton — ‘moors dood,’ as a Boer would say.
1989 Advertising sticker, Maybaker (Pty) LtdVrek kills flies morsdood.
‘Stone dead’.

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