Definition of nou ja in English:

nou ja

(also nouwja, nouja)

exclamation

South African
  • ‘Now then’, ‘very well’, ‘well then’.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Afrikaans nou ja from Dutch nu ja ‘well!’ from nu) + ja yes.

Pronunciation

nou ja

/ˌnəʊ ˈjɑː/