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setlaar, noun

Forms:
Also setlar, settlaar, and with initial capital.
Origin:
South African Dutch
obs. except in historical contexts
settler sense 2 a. Often derogatory.
Note:
Used to suggest the speech of South African Dutch and, later, Afrikaans people.
1846 A.G. Bain Jrnls (1949) 199Then to an Engels setlaar fool We had ourselves contracted.
1968 F.G. Butler Cape Charade 9If everybody who got drunk at New Year was sent to work on the road, the road would be past the Langkloof, past the Setlaars, past the Xhosas and past the Pondoes, right among the Zulus by now.
settler2 a. Often derogatory.

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