Definition of opsit in English:

opsit

noun

South African
historical
  • A courtship visit in which the couple sit together by candlelight; courtship.

verb

South African
historical
  • no object Of a couple: to sit up together at night as a recognized part of courtship.

Origin

Late 19th century. From opsit. Compare opsitting<br>late 19th century. From Afrikaans opsit from South African Dutch opzit from Dutch opzitten to sit up from op- + zitten.

Pronunciation

opsit

/ˈɒpsɪt/