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witblits, noun

Forms:
Also witblitz, and with initial capital.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, wit white + blits lightning.
a. mampoer. b. A colourless raw spirit, usually (illicitly) home-distilled from grape by-products after the grapes have been pressed for wine-making, but sometimes made from the fermented juice of other fruits; blits; white lightning, see white adjective sense 2. Cf. dop noun sense 2 a i, withond. Also attributive.
1934 Sunday Times 8 Apr. (Swart)‘Wit blits’ (white lightning) was the name given to peach brandy in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
1992 [see boeremeisie sense 2].
mampoer.
A colourless raw spirit, usually (illicitly) home-distilled from grape by-products after the grapes have been pressed for wine-making, but sometimes made from the fermented juice of other fruits; blits; white lightning, see whiteadjective2.
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Hence witblits adjective nonce, fast, speedy.
1992 Weekly Mail 6 Mar. 2Along the trail with a witblitz FW.

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