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Hottentot meaning

hottentot - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking sounds.
  2. 2. One of a degraded and savage race of South Africa, with yellowish brown complexion, high cheek bones, and wooly hair growing in tufts.

hottentot - examples of usage

  1. Being somewhat slightly built, I was not of much use at heavy work in the claim, so it was arranged that our Hottentot boy, David, should take my place, I taking his in the matter of herding the twelve oxen. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The Hottentot easily distanced them all, but unfortunately for him a man mounted on a small pony appeared on his right front. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. In Africa, the Hottentot shepherds employ a species of cow to guard their flocks of sheep. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
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