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niggie, noun

Forms:
Formerly also nichtje.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, nig niece, cousin + -ie.
A term of address or reference to a female cousin or niece, or, loosely, to any young woman, especially an Afrikaans (or, formerly, South African Dutch) woman. In both senses also called nig. See also neef.
Note:
Usually used to suggest the idiom of Afrikaans-speakers.
1868 W.R. Thomson Poems, Essays & Sketches 154Ou Bass..explained..that the ooms, and tantes, and neefs, and niggies, had been induced..to come.
1984 [see Daily Dispatch quot. at nefie].
A term of address or reference to a female cousin or niece, or, loosely, to any young woman, especially an Afrikaans (or, formerly, South African Dutch) woman. In both senses also called nig.

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