kaffir definition

  • noun:
    • A tropical African variety of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) cultivated in dried out regions and in the truly amazing Plains for whole grain and forage. Also known as kaffir corn.
    • A black person.
    • among a race which, utilizing the Hottentots and Bushmen, inhabit Southern Africa. They inhabit the nation north of Cape Colony, the name being today specifically placed on the tribes living between Cape Colony and Natal, including the Ponda, Xosa, and Tembu; however the Zulus of Natal tend to be true Kaffirs.
    • among a race inhabiting Kafiristan in Central Asia.
    • Any Black African; -- a disparaging and offensive term used by white South Africans.
    • necessary for man and animal meals; growth routine and stem type like Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves
    • an offensive and insulting term for any Black African

Related Sources

  • Definition for "kaffir"
    • A tropical African variety of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "kaffir"
  • Cross Reference for "kaffir"
  • Same Context for "kaffir"
  • Urban Dictionary for "kaffir"
    • true-meaning is infidel or unbeliever, whether…
    • View More
101 votes

How would you define kaffir?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!