Vaderland, adjective, , interjection, , and & noun

Forms:
Also Faderland, and with small initial.
Origin:
DutchShow more Dutch, ‘fatherland’.
A. adjective Obs. exc. historical. Of one of the Fatherland breeds of cattle.
1824 S. Afr. Commercial Advertiser 14 Jan. 23Waggons, Draughthorses,..Milch Cows of the Vaderland breed, and 2 fine Bulls of the same.
1833 Graham’s Town Jrnl 1The Stock consists of 95 Cows, Bullocks and Calves,..2 Vaderland Bulls, and two Horses.
1839 W.C. Harris Wild Sports 7We also became the proprietors of a comfortable travelling waggon,..and a span..of twelve tough little Faderland oxen.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 527Vaderland,..The term applied to cattle imported from Holland in the early days, and to their progeny.
1975 W.F. Lye Andrew Smith’s Jrnl 1834–6 322Vaderland cattle, Term referring to the cattle brought from Europe, as distinct from the indigenous type.
B. interjection An exclamation of dismay or astonishment.
1868 W.R. Thomson Poems, 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. noun the Vaderland: ‘the fatherland’, South Africa. See also (for) Volk and Vaderland (volk sense 3 c).
1900 F.R.M. Cleaver in M.M. Cleaver Young 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.
1973 Sunday Times 9 Dec. (Mag. Sect.) 10Let us ridicule the hypocrisy of politicians who..broadcast an SOS for unity in the interests of the ‘Vaderland’.
1976 Van Tonder in Weekend Post 15 May 4You bloody immigrant, pack your bags and go home. The Vaderland doesn’t need people like you.
Of one of the Fatherland breeds of cattle.
An exclamation of dismay or astonishment.
‘the fatherland’, South Africa.
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