The Alternative Afrikaans Dictionary: Totty

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Entry definition

Totty etymology A contraction of the Dutch Hottentot.
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  1. (slang, archaic) a Hottentot
    • 1859, “Only the elite of the party are here assembled; for it would be little short of sacrelige for a Totty or a Caffre to presume to enter these sacred precincts, or to join in the conversation of the master”, London, W. & R. Chambers, CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE SCIENCE AND ARTS, William and Robert Chambers
    • 1879, “Between the Totty and the Kaffir a deadly hatred exists, the former seeming to have a natural love for hunting the latter.”, Griffith and Farran, Among the Zulus: The Adventures of Hans Sterk, South African Hunter and Pioneer, Alfred Wilks Drayson, page 338

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