1. Arabic term meaning "infidel.' See kafir, kaafir. Plural kufaar, kaafirun.

2. Borrowed into Afrikaans and S. African English as insulting term for an African.
Under apartheid, the "kaffirs" had to live in locations.
by octopod July 11, 2004
Top Definition
A word that is used by south africans in describing black people, its is derogatory and is usually expressed while feeling very frustrated and angry at a black persons incompitance
that kaffir broke the iron again
by Crabstick August 24, 2005
A truthful and flattering term for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.
Robert Mugabe sure is one ugly Kaffir!
by mccoomba April 11, 2008
Normally directed at black south africans, it can also be used to address blacks all over the world.
Danny Glover was called a kaffir several times in Lethal Weapon Two and on one occasion was instructed not to be a 'smart' kaffir. (See: Oxymoron)
by Nkosi Philemon October 02, 2006
The Afrikanns (South African) equivalent of nigger.
Zulu: Yo, howzit my kaffir
Xhosa: It's good, kaffir, it's good
Venda: YO my kaffir heffers
Boer: You, my kaffir brus, howzit?
*The natives eye him menacingly*
Boer: Hehe...
*They all kick his ass with spears*
by Steagles February 12, 2006
true meaning is infidel or unbeliever, whether black or white; derived from the French word caffre, which has the same meaning. In South Africa it is regarded as a derogatory term for black Africans in general.
He claims to be a christian, but that atheist is really a kaffir
by Hank5 January 04, 2015
A racist Afrikaans term for black people. The South African word for nigger. Used mostly by the country's right-wing white population. Made especially popular by the Mel Gibson classic, Lethal Weapon 2.
"They've been dekaffirnated"

- Danny Glover
by Ronald Pennywise June 23, 2013

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