What is Kaffir?
Kaffir definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun, plural KafA.firs, (especially collectively) KafA.fir.
Disparaging and Offensive. (in South Africa) a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person: originally used of the Xhosa people only.
(lowercase) kafir(def 4).
(lowercase) Islam. kafir(def 2).
Origin of KaffirFirst recorded in 1780a??90, Kaffir is from the Arabic word kA?fir unbeliever, infidel, skeptic
Related formsnon-KafA.fir, noun
Usage noteIn reference to a black person, Kaffir was a usually neutral term in earlier times, but its degree of offensiveness has increased markedly.