seun, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, adaptation of Dutch zoon son, boy.
A boy; a son; also used as a term of address. Cf. boereseun.
1913 A.B. Marchand Dirk, S. African 4 (Swart)‘Well, you leave me to shut the gate, seun,’ said the stranger.
1968 G. Croudace Silver Grass 28The old man looked at him approvingly..‘That’s what I like to hear, my seun.’
1980 A. Paton Towards Mountain 154The colour-bar has strongly influenced the Afrikaans language, and to some extent South African English also. A white girl is a meisie, a black girl is a meid. A white boy is a seun, a black boy is a jong.
1986 Drum Oct. 59The fact that he is a true-blue Afrikaner ‘seun’ makes it even more interesting.
A boy; a son; also used as a term of address.

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