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predicative In a state of muddle or confusion.‘my tenants left the house so deurmekaar, I'll never get it straight’
- ‘As far as reading the manual goes… after reading 3 pages I normally forget my first name - getting really deurmekaar to say the least.’
- ‘He's a bit deurmekaar.’
- ‘And as I said, there was no name tag, anything, but I was also so deurmekaar, I didn't even ask him his name or anything.’
- ‘Leon dressed himself up like this boer, called ‘Rooi Willie’, with a big red beard and big deurmekaar hair and every time Jan speaks Leon would go like ‘Roep!’’
Afrikaans, from Dutch dialect variants of door elkaar, literally ‘through one another, interchangeable’.
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