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meid

meid

See also: méid

English

Noun

meid (plural meide)

  1. (South Africa, offensive) A young black woman. [from 20th c.]
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 113:
      The last time she heard Capt Stolz saying: ‘Come on, meid, speak up. Or do you want to die like Gordon Ngubene?’

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɛi̯t/

Etymology

From Middle Dutch meit, variant of meget, from Old Dutch *megith, *magath, from Proto-Germanic *magaþs. Compare also maagd.

Noun

meid f (plural meiden, diminutive meidje n or meisje n)

  1. girl, lass
  2. maid

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Pronoun

meid

  1. partitive of