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ringkop, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ring ring + kop head.
obs.
In traditional African societies: a. A man entitled to wear the head-ring as a mark of seniority; ringed-head, see ringed; ring-top sense a; also called kehla (sense 1). b. Occasionally, the head-ring.
1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 72Three persons arrived, one a ring-kop who was walking in front, and the two other boys about 16 and 17 years of age.
1935 Brit. S. Afr. Ann. 35Our principal native warrior, an old ‘ringkop’, promptly took up his quarters in a friendly tree.
A man entitled to wear the head-ring as a mark of seniority; ringed-head, see ringed; ring-topa; also called kehla (sense 1).
Occasionally, the head-ring.

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