One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
= Rehoboth Baster.
1950s; earliest use found in State of Union Year-book South Africa. From the name of Rehoboth + -er, after German Rehobother (noun) inhabitant of Rehoboth, (adjective) relating to Rehoboth, of Rehoboth, and Afrikaans Rehobother, noun. Compare earlier Rehobother Bastard, Rehoboth Bastard, Rehoboth Baster.
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