Definition of koppie in English:


(also kopje)


South African
  • A small hill in a generally flat area.

    • ‘One, who was named Musilo, managed to flee to a small kopje or hillock from which he watched the murder.’
    • ‘The festival began in the bar on top of the koppie, and has been going from strength to strength.’
    • ‘Mongooses, hedgehogs and tortoises, live happily at the koppies.’
    • ‘Alas, there seemed to be water towers on red koppies all over the place.’
    • ‘The area around the visitors' centre will be planted with indigenous grasses, giving way to the indigenous plants and trees around the top of the koppie, where the cave lies.’
    high ground, rising ground, prominence, eminence, elevation, rise, hillock, mound, mount, knoll, hummock, tor, tump, fell, pike, mesa
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Afrikaans, from Dutch kopje, diminutive of kop ‘head’.