1974Daily Dispatch 20 July 8It will become the in-thing to throw the referee with a nartchie.
1978Daily Dispatch 28 June 23I am sure that as much as his leg injuries, the verbal naartjie-throwing is responsible for his hanging up the most dangerous kicking boots the game of rugby has ever seen.
1986Style Feb. 31Reasons for staying in South Africa...96. You can’t throw naartjies at the ref in England.
1988L. Shaw inStyle Feb. 42Welcome to the racetrack...Did you remember the earplugs/cushions/blockout/naartjies?
1989Sunday Times 3 Sept. 28Sparks were expected to fly in the final election debate on TV between Mr Pik Botha and Dr Denis Worrall. One wag even predicted that it would be a ‘sixpack and naartjies’ affair.
1991I. CookInformant, SpringsTake some naartjies to the rugby.
2.slang.In the expression to feel a naartjie, to feel a real naartjie,to feel like a fool, to feel an idiot.
1975‘Blossom’ inDarling 9 Apr. 95Jislaaik, but you only feel a naartjie riding in the back of a truck with three drums of pig swill and a stack of moulting lucerne bales for company.
1977‘Blossom’ inDarling 18 July 123Telling you, I felt a proper naartjie.
Naartjie Republicnonce, ‘Banana republic’.
1982Voice 1 Aug. 4We are too ready and willing to ridicule the rest of Africa with the contemptuous phraseology of ‘Banana Republics’, but our ‘Naartjie Republic’ is no great example of justice, dignity and freedom.
B.adjectiveOf the colour dark orange or tangerine.
1971Daily Dispatch 16 Oct.Replacing the ‘naartjie’ hat is a chic bowler, decorated with an orange and blue airline emblem.
1987G. Silber inStyle Dec. 100I do not mind the dustbinmen, who wear naartjie overalls and whistle.
A soft, loose-skinned variety of tangerine or mandarin orange; the tree which bears it, Citrus reticulata of the Rutaceae. Also attributive.
With reference to the throwing of naartjies or their peel onto a rugby field to express disappointment (naartjies being easily obtainable during the rugby season).
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