a1931S. Black inS. GrayThree Plays (1984) 165Katoo: Helena Joubert never had no family...Samuel: Never? Not even a little brother? Katoo: Ah yes, but he was slagged by the Zulus, when Helena was jus’ a little girl.
1970I. PalmerInformant, GrahamstownWe will have to slag a sheep next week because we are having visitors.
1972‘M.S.’Informant, Graaff-ReinetThe farming community here use ‘slag’ quite commonly in this ‘Anglikaans’ that is spoken on the farms. They use it in all tenses too — pronounced the Afrikaans way to boot. ‘Have you slagged yet?’ the farmer’s wife enquires re the weekly killing of the sheep for domestic use. ‘No, I am slagging this afternoon’, replies her husband.
1991 TV1, 24 Apr. (Big Time)We slag here, we make boerewors so long it stretch from here to Johannesburg.
To slaughter (an animal); rare, to kill (someone) in battle.
To provide meat by slaughtering.
So slagnoun(perhaps obsolete)slaughter , slagtery/ˈslaxtəreɪ/noun(perhaps obsolete)slaughter.
1836J.M. BowkerSpeeches & Sel. (1864) 10Pato said to Colonel Somerset, he had heard..that the Colonel Smith’s last great meeting was to be the time of a great ‘slag’, and that all the big wigs and friendly chiefs were to be knocked on the head.
1948A.C. WhiteCall of Bushveld 183A shooting party..rolled up with tents and with the whole bloody paraphernalia for ‘slagtery’. Haulage equipment had been provided to drag animals on to a motor lorry as soon as they were shot.
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