One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of an Afrikaans-speaking people of mixed, chiefly Dutch and Khoi, descent, originally resident in the Cape Colony but from the 1870s inhabiting the Rehoboth Gebiet in Namibia.
1920s. From the name of Rehoboth + Afrikaans baster Baster, perhaps after German Rehobother Bastard Rehobother Bastard.
Rehoboth Baster/ˌriːəbɒθ ˈbastə/
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