opskop, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, literally ‘kick up’.
a. An informal, lively party, with dancing to the accompaniment of boeremusiek (sense 1); boeredans. Cf. vastrap sense 2. b. Any lively party. Also attributive.
1985 J. Thomas in Fair Lady 3 Apr. 152He bellows against the beat, over it, with it, while the funniest, most unexpectedly fluid sounds of an accordian [sic] wheeze over the top. It sounds like a great witblitz-fuelled boeremusiek opskop gone crazy in the heart of Marabbastad.
1985 Newsletter (George Lakes Yacht Club) Nov. 1We will be holding a New Year’s Eve Party/Opskop at the Club House on the 31st, don’t miss it — remember last year?
1988 I. Wentzel InformantI’ll be off to Durbs-by-the-sea in August again since my Dad will be turning 60 on the 23rd — so we’ll be having something of a family opskop then.
1989 Grocott’s Mail 6 June (Coastal News) 2Dancers at the NSRI Barn Dance/Boere Opskop were kept constantly on their toes by the first rate dancing music of Neels Matthys’s ‘second’ band recently.
1990 W. Holleman Informant, GrahamstownWe need a parish party. We don’t mean an opskop.
1990 M. Shafto in Weekend Argus 9 June 11They told stories, they sampled Oom Apies award-winning yellow peach mampoer, they sang and danced as the opskop by Pieter Wolmerans and his orchestra warmed to its midnight crescendo.
An informal, lively party, with dancing to the accompaniment of boeremusiek (sense 1); boeredans.
Any lively party. Also attributive.
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Hence opskopper noun [Afrikaans], one who attends an opskop.
1980 Sunday Times 23 Nov. 29Soft-shoe Neels, opskoppers! Can you imagine it? A band had to come all the way from 1820 Settler country to demolish the finest talent from the north and south in the 1980 Boeremusiek Olympics.

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