rooinek [roo-ee-nek] Word Origin noun South African.

  1. Briton; Britisher.

Origin of rooinek 1885–90; Afrikaans, equivalent to rooi red + nek neck British Dictionary definitions for rooinek rooinek noun

  1. Southern African a contemptuous or jocular name for an English person or an English-speaking South African

Word Origin for rooinek C19: Afrikaans, literally: red neck

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