sjam|bok

sjam|bok
sjam|bok «SHAM bok», noun, verb.
–n.
a strong, heavy whip made from thick, tough hide, such as that of the rhinoceros or hippopotamus, used in South Africa for driving cattle.
–v.t.
to strike or drive with a sjambok.
[< earlier Afrikaans sjambok < Malay sambok < Persian chābuk. Compare etym. under chabouk. (Cf.chabouk)]

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  • sjam — sjam·bok; …   English syllables

  • bok — blau·bok; bles·bok; bok·ma·kier·ie; bon·te·bok; bosch·bok; dui·ker·bok; gems·bok; grys·bok; jam·bok; klip·bok; reit·bok; rhe·bok; rib·bok; roo·de·bok; roo·i·bok; sjam·bok; spring·bok; steen·bok; stem·bok; bok; bok·mål; bosh·bok; …   English syllables

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