kop·​je | \ ˈkä-pē How to pronounce kopje (audio) \
variants: or koppie

Definition of kopje

: 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, "Epic Proposal Ideas in Iceland, Kenya, and Beyond," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of kopje

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kopje

Afrikaans koppie

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“Kopje.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kopje. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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