1956A. SampsonDrum 159The English just use long words and big talk...Segregation — ah — democracy — ah, civilised men...The Dutchmen just say ‘you blerry Kaffir, you, voetsak!’ They both mean the same; but with the Dutchmen, you know where you are, man! Give me the Nats!
1973Sunday Times 8 July 14The review will find great appeal with the South African who votes Prog and Sap but who every day thanks the Lord for the Nats.
1977F.G. ButlerKaroo Morning 99If you were a Nat it was your sacred duty to fight for your language and the Vierkleur; if a Sap, you knew you were fighting for Britain, the Union Jack and Progress.
1990G. SlovoTies of Blood 224The Nats had easily comprehensible aims: they promised to the country that they would save the whites from the three-fold threat of coloured blood, the black peril and the red menace.
1990Sunday Times 30 Sept. 22The Nattes and Sappe behaved as badly at political meetings in decades past.
1994P. Lee inStyle May 59We are starting to grasp a future without the wagging finger of a Nat in a hat.
1986D. Van Heerden inFrontline Mar. 35The conservatives are large in number..but relatively small in influence...They are ‘Bloednatte’ who will still vote Nat when Mangosuthu Buthelezi receives the Paul Sauer medal for service to the Party.
neo-Nat, of or pertaining to a reformed, relatively liberal Nationalism. Cf. neo-Nationalist (see Nationalistnoun sense b).
1985Sunday Times 29 Sept. 12C— could be described as a neo-Nat technocrat, a member of the President’s Council and a former journalist.
Abbreviation of Nationalistnouna.
bloednatˈblʊt-, bloed blood, an ultra-conservative, dyed-in-the-wool Nationalist; cf. bloedsap; brown Nat, see brownadjective2 a; new Nat, see quotations 1990 and 1993; cf. neo-NationalistNationalistnounb.
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