Kaffir

noun Kaf·fir \ˈka-fər\

Definition of Kaffir

  1. 1 archaic :  a member of a group of southern African Bantu-speaking peoples

  2. 2 often not capitalized chiefly South African usually disparaging :  a black African

Variants of kaffir

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Kafir

play \ˈka-fər\

Origin and Etymology of kaffir

Arabic kāfir infidel


First Known Use: 1778


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