Etymology: From Africans japie, or plaasjapie meaning farm-boy.The origins go back to the early 20th century (possibly earlier) when economic circumstances forced rural Africans onto the mines. 'Japie' or 'plaasjapie' was a term of derision implying 'ignorant, uneducated, rural African'
(context, pejorative, slang) A Caucasian South African man.
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