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skepsel, noun

Forms:
Formerly also schepsel.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch, from Dutch schepsel creature).
An offensive term for a black or ‘coloured’ person; also used as a form of address.
1844 J. Backhouse Narr. Visit to Mauritius & S. Afr. 620The coloured..are generally styled Heathen, Schepsels, Creatures.
1992 J. Khumalo in Pace Sept. 34God-forsaken black skepsels who spend their entire existence on the edge of life, wondering as to where their next meagre meal will come from.
An offensive term for a black or ‘coloured’ person; also used as a form of address.

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