noun roo·i·nek \ˈrüēˌnek\

Definition of rooinek



southern Africa, usually disparaging

  1. :  britisher

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Origin and Etymology of rooinek

Afrikaans, from rooi red + nek neck, nape of the neck, from Middle Dutch neche nape of the neck; akin to Old High German hnac nape of the neck — more at neck

First Known Use: 1891

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a brief usually trivial fact

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