One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used as an affectionate way of addressing or referring to an older brother or male friend.‘as soon as we find out we will let you know, ouboet’
- ‘I have a lovely, small old-fashioned one which my ouboet made for me.’
- ‘And I'm not referring to the fact that she married my ouboet neither!’
Afrikaans, from ou ‘old’ + boet ‘mate’ (from Dutch dialect boet ‘youngster’).
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