Definition of Hottentotism in English:

Hottentotism

noun

  • 1Offensive. Behaviour or beliefs regarded as characteristic of, or associated with, the Hottentot (Khoekhoe) people.

  • 2A form of stammering.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Adventurer. From Hottentot + -ism.

Pronunciation

Hottentotism

/ˈhɒtntɒˌtɪz(ə)m/