Another shell later in the day killed a Kaffir woman and her husband in a back garden off the main street.
When the urgency is great, a girl is more reliable than a Kaffir.
The burghers and the English had both seized positions on small hills and in abandoned Kaffir kraals.
Just as the top was reached, the Kaffir plucked Harvey's arm.
Kaffir boys from Klaas's brought in de news; and a white man escaped from Rozenboom's confirm it.
I saw a Kaffir fire three shots from about thirty yards off.'
Consequently Dyke was able to pounce upon the Kaffir, whom he seized by the waist-cloth.
The Kaffir Billy carried my second rifle and a large bag of cartridges.
The native gave me a good-day in Kaffir, then begged for tobacco or a handful of mealie-meal.
We saw a Kaffir kraal on a hill, and to us "it was nothing more."
1790, from Arabic kafir "unbeliever, infidel, impious wretch," with a literal sense of "one who does not admit the blessings of God," from kafara "to cover up, conceal, deny, blot out." Technically, "non-Muslim," but in Ottoman times it came to be used almost exclusively for "Christian." Early English missionaries used it as an equivalent of "heathen" to refer to Bantus in South Africa (1792), from which use it came generally to mean "South African black" regardless of ethnicity, and to be a term of abuse since at least 1934.