Hottentot

(redirected from Hottentots)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for Hottentot

any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa

References in classic literature ?
Continental dialects, African dialects, Hottentot PICKERING.
These, from their regular form and position, reminded me of the drawings of the Hottentot habitations in Southern Africa.
From the sorrow of a Hottentot to that of a woman in large buckram sleeves, with several bracelets on each arm, an architectural bonnet, and delicate ribbon strings, what a long series of gradations
Four hundred pounds, or I'm a Hottentot," he concluded.
He remarked, not without great self-satisfaction, how little was necessary to the support of life; but he would surely have done much better when he drew these Hottentots around him, to have inspired them with some sort of taste for the refinements of civilization, rather than to have levelled himself with them, and adopted their habits of negligence and filth.
The Giovanni Luxury Terrace Apartment provides residents with amenities, amazing views of the Hottentots mountain ranges, award winning wine farms and sandy beaches of Gordon's Bay and Strand, plus an exclusive lifestyle to its residents.
The family moved to Somerset West, where he attended Hottentots Holland High School before graduating in medicine at the University of Cape Town after 1974.
They were called Hottentots and Bushmen by the European immigrants.
Gleefully, Mays leads the dowager's travel-battered, increasingly beleaguered entourage in "Lady Hyacinth Abroad'' ("the hottentots and pygmys may appall us/but even they are part of God's design
It is here, surrounded by the encircling mountains of the Hottentots Holland, that she pursues the ever-growing expansion of her hybrid herd.
If I steal his cow, that is good" - this moral rule was attributed by European racists to the Hottentots, an ancient tribe in southern Africa.
If I steal his cow, that is good" -- this moral rule was attributed by European racists to the Hottentots, an ancient tribe in Southern Africa.
Or to launch into determinedly cheerful sing-alongs, the most sinister of which is a racist ditty about Hottentots, aimed at provoking Helene's black boyfriend (Keith Davis).
THE BACKGROUND for Uwe Timm's novel Morenga is provided by the 1905-7 war in German South West Africa (present-day Namibia) between the German colonial army and the rebellious tribes of Hottentots and Hereros, led by the brilliant and charismatic Morenga.
Meneer, when a baboon laughs at a white woman, and that made the Hottentots laugh at me too.