Definition of ring kop in English:

ring kop

noun

South African
  • An African tribesman or warrior entitled to wear a head-ring.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Smith (1797–1872), army medical officer and naturalist. From South African Dutch ringkop (Afrikaans ringkop) from Dutch ring + kop head.

Pronunciation

ring kop

/ˈrɪŋkɒp/