Definitions

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  • n. An effeminate homosexual man; faggot, fairy.

Etymologies

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Unknown: possibly, but highly unlikely, a corruption of hermaphrodite; substandard slang maphrodite.

Examples

  • Sensing my surprise, he continued: ` Moenie vir my se jy het nie geweet dat hy 'n moffie was nie.'

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The rights of gays are enshrined in the country's constitution, but the murder of homosexuals and the "corrective rape" of lesbians often feature in the headlines; now, the city's "moffie culture" - a term for the mainly coloured, or mixed race, transvestites - is managing to transcend these barriers to a degree.

    IRIN

  • "When the apartheid regime began to racially segregate communities in Cape Town, people from District Six, including the transvestites, were moved out into the coloured townships, and this was how the moffie subculture became established in the wider communities," he explained.

    IRIN

  • "The moffie subculture emerged in District Six in Cape Town during the 1940s and '50s, an inner-city area that truly reflected the idea of a' rainbow nation ', as it was home to people of different ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs during the earlier days of apartheid," he said.

    IRIN

  • "If a moffie can go to a club, why can't a moffie also go to the swimming pool," said Pamela Holland.

    IOL: News

  • "She (lifeguard) told us men can't swim in tops but I'm not a man, I'm a moffie," says Keaki.

    IOL: News

  • "She told me that I am a moffie because my parents didn't raise me right," recalls Lascar.

    IOL: News

  • Glad to see you still wear mens boots - not those moffie coloured slippers that some of your team mates like.

    News24 Top Stories

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    May 18, 2018