South African Slang
Origin: South African Jewish slang
as in other Jewish communities, this means "non-Jewish girl". Traditionally "slave-girl", from the Yiddish version of the Hebrew word for "dirty, unclean, loathsome". Originally a servant available for sexual use. In South Africa, however, it has the additional meaning of a "female domestic worker".

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