slagter, noun

Forms:
Also slaghter.
Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch slachter.
obs.
a. A butcher.
1822 [see slagter’s brief at sense b].
a1878 J. Montgomery Reminisc. (1981) 90The slagter bills were printed on a half sheet of foolscap, and had a neat border round them — the slagter binding all his movable and immovable property, and his wife and children, to fulfil the payment. An open space was left for his agent to fill in the number of sheep or cattle and the amount purchased.
b. combinations
slagter bill, slagter’s brief /-brif/ [see brief], a butcher’s note of purchase;
slagter’s knecht /-knɛxt/ [see knecht], a butcher’s agent (see quotation 1822).
a1878slagter bill: [see sense a].
1861 P.B. Borcherds Auto-Biog. Mem. 56Most of their sheep were disposed of on their farms to butchers’ itinerant servants..generally Germans or other foreigners, and commonly known as slaghter’s knechts.
A butcher.

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