skolly

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skolly

(ˈskɒlɪ) or

skollie

n, pl -lies
(Sociology) South African a Coloured hooligan, usually one of a gang
[C20: of unknown origin]
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There are several examples of un-translated words from Afrikaans in this novel of English expression; some of which include broers, dood, dronklap, lekker, neek, skander, skelim, skollies, takkies and so on.
Some examples of un-translated words in Thirteen Cents include gemors, skollies, breyani, lytie and so on while The Quiet Violence parades such words as vasbyt, wena, batlang, bona, voerstek, eina and so on.
Tydens fase 2 "beland hulle in 'n 'township' waar Joseph 'Een Vrydagaand' (4) deur skollies aangerand word".
Alhoewel Joanie nie soos Kietie verkrag word nie, wend skollies 'n poging aan om dit te doen.
Terwyl Joseph van die skollies wat sy weeklikse loon wil afneem probeer ontvlug, verwyt Joanie die "[b]lerrie Wittes, wat ons hierso ingeprop het ...
Hierdie interpretasie van verwysings na "skollies", "Wittes", "haitie-taitie Bruinmense" en "bulldozer" as voorstellings van verset in Joanie Galant-hulle sluit gevolglik by Ernest (81) se interpretasie aan dat die trope "culturally and historically based" is en gerig is teen "the persecution, oppression, harassment or injustice suffered by 'coloured' people during the apartheid era".
The various narratives into which she is thrust involve a repositioning of herself in relation to a spectrum of South African cultural identities represented by the employees in her office: her young coloured assistant, Brenda, the other, white Afrikaner employees, the coloured cleaner Tiena--and even the coloured skollies in the street outside.
Working with all these drunks and skollies? No, Frikkie's going to do something to earn decent money.
No more bad dreams at night, no more skollies under the bed with knives, no more fights with Jack.
It's impossible." They riot, too, and they fight one another, so blame the hoodlums of the townships, the skollies.