One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in South Africa) a member of the Gereformeerde Kerk, a strictly orthodox Calvinistic denomination.
- ‘For example, the roots of Afrikaner Christian-Nationalist ideology are correctly traced to the Calvinist philosophy advocated by the Doppers and academics of Potchefstroom.’
- ‘The Doppers, led by Paul Kruger, peaceably withdrew, and started a congregation of their own when the more progressive faction insisted on singing hymns, which the Doppers declared was extremely worldly.’
- ‘Postmasburg is named after one of the founders of the Reformed Church (i.e. Hervormde Kerk, or Doppers)’
Afrikaans, of unknown origin.
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