sopvleis, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, literally ‘soup meat’.
Music
In the Cape Malay community: a movement in square-dancing; the type of music to which it is performed. Also attributive. See also klopse sense 2.
1952 Drum Dec. 19Square leader Dale Quaker..and members of his Square Club are here seen enjoying a ‘Sopvleis’..the movement where opposite formations of the square advance to the centre and back.
1973 Contrast 32 Vol.8 No.4, 24The band is playing the sopvleis part of the square dance.
1987 New Nation 3 Dec. 11Simply called ‘Mac and the Genuines’ it is a combination of moppies and sopvleis (klopse-lingo for humorous and serious music, respectively).
a movement in square-dancing; the type of music to which it is performed. Also attributive.

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