Definition of plaas in US English:

plaas

noun

South African
  • A farm, a homestead. In later use also (mildly depreciative): (with the) a farming area, regarded as unsophisticated or unworldly.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pringle (1789–1834), poet, journalist, and philanthropist. FromSouth African Dutch plaas (Afrikaans plaas), Dutch plaats farm, place, square: see place.

Pronunciation

plaas

/plɑːs/