‖B.interjectionAn exclamation of dismay or astonishment.
1868W.R. ThomsonPoems, Essays & Sketches 127The characteristic, seemingly meaningless expletive, ‘Vaderland’ — which I dare say most of my readers have heard uttered by the South African boer in moments of excitement.
‖C.nounthe Vaderland:‘the fatherland’, South Africa.See also (for) Volk and Vaderland (volk sense 3 c).
1900F.R.M. Cleaver inM.M. CleaverYoung S. Afr. (1913) 177I had the misfortune to be compelled to retire from the lists of those still actively engaged in the defence of the Vaderland.
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