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white kaffir, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more General English white of light skin colour, of European descent + kaffir noun sense 2 b.
offensive
1. A derogatory and racist term for a white person who is perceived as ill-bred, or for one who has become assimilated into a black community, or who associates with black people. Also attributive.
1846 Natal Witness 31 JulyOne of the white caffers have [sic] been taken into custody on suspicion.
1990 New African 18 June 7About 10 white rightwing men..yelled out ‘white kaffir’ to white members of the march.
2. A racist term for an African albino.
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 191White Kaffir, An albino.
1980 C. Hope A Separate Development (1983) 93Lets just say I’m some kind of kaffir, and leave it at that...Skin’s the problem. Say a white kaffir, then.
A derogatory and racist term for a white person who is perceived as ill-bred, or for one who has become assimilated into a black community, or who associates with black people. Also attributive.
A racist term for an African albino.

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