Hottentot definition by Webster's New World
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- a member of a nomadic pastoral people of SW Africa
- the Khoisan language of this people
Origin: Afrikaans literally , hot and amp; tot, echoic of click consonants characteristic of their language
of the Hottentots or their language or culture
Hottentot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. Hottentot or Hot·ten·tots Offensive
- A Khoikhoin.
- Any of the Khoikhoin group of languages.