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jaap

/jɑːp/
noun
1.
(South African, offensive) a simpleton or country bumpkin
Word Origin
from Afrikaans
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  • Even jaap lay down and slept for several hours, the sleep of the weary.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • jaap belonged to the school of the former, in which the pointer and the setter were used.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • By this time the wagon had reached the inn, and jaap was getting out the trunk and other luggage.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • And you told jaap the whole story, and sent him back to the huts with it!

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • As I was returning from the grave, jaap and the Trackless came in from their scout.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • jaap, or Jaaf, had been humbly waiting for his turn to be noticed.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Well, jaap, how are we to get any of this good cider, of which you speak?

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • He did not answer, would not say why he had fought with jaap.

    Small Souls Louis Couperus
  • In the first were a portion of my clothes, while those of jaap filled the bag.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • So close were we, in fact, that even jaap's body was in absolute contact with my own.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper

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