from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A foreigner; an outlander.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A term used in the late South African republics to denote any white man in the country who is not a Boer.
  • n. More generally, an outsider.


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  • In short, His Honour is developing an ungovernable irritability and a tendency to choleric obsessions, when the word 'Uitlander' is barely mentioned in his presence, that are causing the greatest concern to those around him.

    The Transvaal from Within A Private Record of Public Affairs

  • Leander Starr Jameson led an unsuccessful raid on Johannesburg, intended to spark an uprising of Uitlander miners as a pretext for British intervention in South African Republic.

    1895, Dec. 29-1896, Jan. 2

  • Uitlander agitation against the Kruger regime increased.


  • Milner was favorably disposed toward Uitlander grievances.


  • Uitlander, interfering, meddling in things they don't understand, making worse messes.

    The Gates of Noon

  • Therefore, I put aside utterly, so far as I am concerned, the Uitlander and Dutch conspiracy arguments, of which one hears so much, as things which, though they may occupy the attention of leading article writers in London, yet are not convincing, and have no smack of reality to any one who knows something about the Uitlanders from personal observation, and something about the Boers and Boer life from personal observation.

    With Rimington

  • A corporal from our train, a Johannesburg man, in taking a short stroll came across three Uitlander volunteer recruits.

    With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train

  • The Uitlander refugees were numerous in Capetown, and the principal hotels were full of them.

    With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train

  • By taking a vote of the whole population, every Uitlander would have had a vote; these foreigners would of course have voted for the person who would let them have things their own way, and as they outnumbered the natives, the poor Boers would have had their rights taken away from them by foreigners, who, according to their laws, had no right to vote at all.

    The Great Round World And What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 24, April 22, 1897 A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls

  • Captain Percy Scott of the _Terrible_, inventor of the now celebrated gun-carriages, replaced Major Bethune as commandant of the forces defending the port, while the latter officer returned to the active command of the Uitlander corps.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6) From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899


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