One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A title or form of address used of or to an Afrikaans man, corresponding to Mr or sir.
- ‘Meneer Lerumo's character captures the response of a particular generation to apartheid, underpinned in this instance by his passionate use of the Afrikaans language.’
South African Dutch, Afrikaans, from Dutch mijnheer ‘sir, Mr, gentleman’.
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