rope, noun

Origin:
EnglishShow more Figurative use of English rope line or cord made of twisted strands; see quotation 1975.
derogatory, offensive, slang
A contemptuous and insulting name for an Afrikaner; occasionally, a coarse person.
1970 B. Kirk-Cohen Informant, PietersburgRopes. Afrikaners.
1972 Radio South Africa 1 Apr. (Forces Favourites)To all the ropes in Bungalow 1a, don’t worry about your girls, the corporals will take care of them.
1975 F.G. Butler Informant, GrahamstownRope. An extreme case of a Rock Spider, but not necessarily Afrikaans speaking, in fact, most are English-speaking — thick, coarse, twisted, hairy and bitter.
1982 Informant, GrahamstownRope. Afrikaans-speaking person. Derogatory (thick, twisted, hairy).
A contemptuous and insulting name for an Afrikaner; occasionally, a coarse person.
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