knobkierie

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • knopkierie

EtymologyEdit

A portmanteau word from Afrikaans Knop meaning knob + Khoi-San kirri or keeri meaning stick.

NounEdit

knobkierie (plural knobkieries)

  1. South African: A fighting stick usually with a knob on the end.
  2. A bludgeon.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Jean Bradford. A dictionary of South African English. Oxford 1978.
Last modified on 3 July 2011, at 18:37