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plaasjapie, noun

Forms:
Also plaasjaap, plaasjaapie.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, plaas farm + Japie see japie.
colloquial
A yokel or country bumpkin. Also attributive, and figurative. See also japie sense 3, moegoe. Cf. stadsjapie.
[1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 178‘Plaas Japie’ of the Malmesbury wheat belt is a character you can tell at a glance, the product of generations of labourers who have worked on the same farms and grown wise in the ways of the district.]
1988 D. Turpin in Star Tonight 20 May 16To any charge that tastewise I am just a ‘plaasjapie’, I can only reply — ‘a silly comment, for if a plaasjapie can enjoy good red beef, why not good red wine?’
A yokel or country bumpkin. Also attributive, and figurative.

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