bywoner

noun by·wo·ner \ ˈbīˌvōnə(r) , ˈbāˌv- \

Definition of bywoner

plural -s
southern Africa
: a laborer or farmer working another person's land:
a : squatter

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Origin and Etymology of bywoner

Afrikaans, from by with, at (from Middle Dutch ) + woner dweller (from woon to dwell—from Middle Dutch wōnen—+ -er); akin to Old High German with, at, and to Old High German wonēn to dwell


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