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volkies, plural noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, volk people + -ie + plural suffix -s.
colloquial
A patronizing term used collectively of ‘coloured’ farm-labourers. Cf. volk sense 2.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 179These old volkies think nothing of starting out at four on a winter morning to reach the lands and their ploughs at daybreak.
1991 A. Van Wyk Birth of New Afrikaner 46On the big day we joined the volkies (blacks) and entered our chips with my father...The volkies came from nowhere and everywhere. They moved about in teams,..cutting wheat wherever their labour was required.
A patronizing term used collectively of ‘coloured’ farm-labourers.

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