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oulap, adjective and noun

Also (occasionally) ollap, ou’lap.
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch oude lap, ‘old rag’, something of little value.
A. adjective obs. Of little worth.
1908 E. London Dispatch 29 Sept. (Pettman)Writes a correspondent (says the ‘Worcester Standard’) from one of the ou’lap districts of the South-West.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 354Ou’lap,..The word is also used as an adjective in a disparaging sense.
B. noun Obs. exc. historical. A penny; a pennyworth. Cf. dubbeltje noun2 sense 2.
1912 Northern Post 20 June (Pettman)Sixpenny bits were a rarity, and the penny or oulap was a practically useless coin.
1981 Cape Times 10 Jan. 12Many of us will remember with affection the use of the colloquialism ou lap for a penny...The derivation is Nederlands oude lap, meaning something of little material value.
Of little worth.
A penny; a pennyworth.

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