Slams, noun

Forms:
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 A.P. Brink Looking on Darkness 112‘I tole you, I put money away fo’ you, Joseph.’ ‘Yes, Ma.’ ‘The hospittul took some of it en’ the blerry Slams took some of it, but I got a bietjie fo’ you.’
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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