nooientjie, noun

Forms:
Also noointjie.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, nooi (see nooi) + linking phoneme -en- + -ie.
nooi sense 2. Occasionally also with qualifying word, boere nooientjie /ˈbuːrə-/ [Afrikaans, boere Afrikaans].
1949 C. Bullock Rina 36I can’t get away just at present. There’s a nooientjie, a mooi meisie, you understand.
1960 J. Cope Tame Ox 38‘What’s so sad then?’ Rina burst out. ‘The poor boy, my noointjie. He had to play with someone.’
1985 Frontline Aug. 7I could take my Sotho sweetheart to the former (sc. a cinema open to all races), and my boere nooientjie to the latter (sc. a cinema restricted to one race only).
nooi2. Occasionally also with qualifying word, boere nooientjieˈbuːrə-, boere Afrikaans.
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