pruimpie, noun

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Also pruimpje.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, pruim a quid of chewing tobacco + diminutive suffix -ie.
A small quantity of tobacco, a quid.
1889 H.A. Bryden Kloof & Karroo 329Even the Sunday school teachers..had complained that there were so many quids (pruimpjes) and so much tobacco spittle on the floor, that they got quite a turn in their stomachs.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 387Pruimpje,..A small quantity of tobacco for either chewing or smoking.
1968 K. McMagh Dinner of Herbs 115There were rolls of Transvaal tobacco, for every farm hand expected and was given a weekly ‘pruimpje’ of the strong black stuff.
A small quantity of tobacco, a quid.
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