from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive A Khoikhoin.
- n. Offensive Any of the Khoikhoin group of languages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A member of the Khoekhoe group of peoples.
- proper n. The language of the Khoi, remarkable for its clicks.
- proper n. Any of several fish of the genus Pachymetopon, in the family Sparidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a degraded and savage race of South Africa, with yellowish brown complexion, high cheek bones, and wooly hair growing in tufts.
- n. The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking sounds; the Khoisan language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a race of South Africa, which differs from the other South African races, being of a dark yellowish-brown complexion, of smaller stature, of more ungainly build, and of inferior mental endowment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa
Or the process may be used to derive verbs from nouns, as in Hottentot khoe-khoe to talk Hottentot (from khoe-b man, Hottentot), or as in Kwakiutl metmat to eat clams (radical element met - clam).
She obtained permission to go… and soon was a sideshow attraction in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus.
“And I am to conclude,” Hancock broke in, “that a Hottentot is as good as a white man?”
Sarah Baartman, the so-called Hottentot Venus, who was paraded naked as a sexual freak in Britain and France in the 1800s.
Bartmann, the so-called Hottentot Venus who was paraded naked as
One of the most notorious manifestations of this racism was the use and abuse of so-called Hottentot women such as Sarah Bartmann, whom science and medicine identified as the essence of black female sexuality.
It began 300 years ago, when the brown men of the Cape - the Nama who were called Hottentot and the Khoi who were called Bushmen - fought the white invaders with bows, arrows and spears.
The second native race was that which the Dutch called Hottentot, and whom the Portuguese explorers found occupying the maritime region in the south-west corner of the continent, to the east and to the north of the
I, however, could not find any cause for the disturbance, and calling a Hottentot to drive back the cattle, and shut them in, I again went to bed.
_M. edule_ is called the Hottentot's fig, its fruit being about the size of a small fig, and having a pleasant, acid taste when ripe.