Hottentot [hät′'n tät΄]
[Afrik, lit., hot & tot, echoic of click consonants characteristic of their language]
1. a member of a nomadic pastoral people of SW Africa
2. the Khoisan language of this people
of the Hottentots or their language or culture

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  • Hottentot — Hot ten*tot, n. [D. Hottentot; so called from hot and tot, two syllables of frequent occurrence in their language. Wedgwood.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of a degraded [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Hottentot — ► NOUN & ADJECTIVE ▪ used to refer to the Khoikhoi peoples of South Africa and Namibia. USAGE The word Hottentot is now regarded as offensive with reference to people (where Khoikhoi or, specifically, Nama, are the standard terms) but is still… …   English terms dictionary

  • Hottentot — 1670s, from S.African Dutch, said to mean stammerer, it is from hot en tot hot and tot, nonsense words imitative of the clicking, jerking Khoisan speech …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Hottentot — noun a) A member of the Khoekhoe group of peoples. I was told that the Hottentots were uncommonly ugly and disgusting, but I do not think them so bad. Their features are small and their cheekbones immense, but they have a kind expression and… …   Wiktionary

  • Hottentot — [ hɒt(ə)ntɒt] noun & adjective offensive used to refer to Khoikhoi peoples. Origin Du., perh. a repetitive formula in a Nama dancing song, transferred by Du. sailors to the people themselves, or from Ger. hotteren totteren stutter (with ref. to… …   English new terms dictionary

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