Slams, noun

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Also with small initial.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, from slamse (see Slamse) or formed on Islam Islam.
A Cape Muslim person; particularly, one who deals in the supernatural. Cf. slamaaier.
1966 I.D. Du Plessis Poltergeists 9On occasion an appeal has been made by a distressed family to send a ‘Slams’ (wrongly used in South Africa for ‘Cape Malay’) to deal with startling events which seem to be due to supernatural causes.
1974 Y. Burgess in S. Gray On Edge of WorldShe went to pee in the veld and that Slams followed her and buried a live bullfrog there and then she couldn’t pee any more.
A Cape Muslim person; particularly, one who deals in the supernatural.

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