Aanhangers
Supporters; followers
Afrikaner
White South African, usually descended from 17th century Dutch settlers
Baas en klaas
Afrikaans for boss and worker
Boervrou
Afrikaans for farmer's wife
Bywoner
Agricultural labourer; tenant of a farm
chucotantes
murmuring, whispering
Contadina
Italian peasant girl or woman
Contralto
The deepest of the female classical singing voices.
Coup de grĂ¢ce
Literally, stroke of grace. Decisive death blow inflicted to end suffering.
Coup de main
A sudden action aimed at surprising an enemy
Dagga
Hemp used as a narcotic; cannabis
Driepoot
Three footed
Duenna
An older woman acting as escort or governess of a young lady
Duiker
Small antelope
Hamba
Xhosa word for go away
Handlanger
Unskilled handyman
Harijan
Hindu word for untouchable; outcast
Inamorata
A woman with whom one is love or has an intimate relationship with
Jeyes fluid
Disinfectant for garden use
Kaaps
Accent associated with the Cape area
kaffir
Slang term for black, now considered abusive
Landliche
From the German for rural
Libretto
The text of an extended vocal work, such as an opera
Mealies
Corn, maize
Schadenfreude
To derive pleasure from the misfortunes of others
Skullcap
Cloth worn on head, often associated with Jewish religion
Topi
Hat used for sun protection
Turpitude
Vileness; depravity