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.
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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