kop·​je ˈkä-pē How to pronounce kopje (audio)
variants or koppie
: a small usually rocky hill especially on the African veld

Examples of kopje in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The picturesque destination also offers a private picnic option with bubbly on the very kopje (hill) where romantic scenes from Out of Africa were filmed decades ago. Kathryn Romeyn, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2017

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Word History


Afrikaans koppie

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kopje was in 1848

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“Kopje.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kopje. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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