kur·​vey | \ kə(r)ˈvā \
kurveyed; kurveyed; kurveying; kurveys

Definition of kurvey

: to carry goods about in an ox wagon in southern Africa

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History and Etymology for kurvey

Afrikaans karwei, probably from Dutch karweien to do odd jobs, from karwei job, task, from Middle Dutch corweye corvée, from Middle French corvee

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“Kurvey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kurvey. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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