Share this entry

Share this page

swart gevaar

Line breaks: swart ge|vaar
Pronunciation: /ˌswart xəˈfɑː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of swart gevaar in English:


(In South Africa under apartheid) a threat perceived as being posed by black people to whites: [as modifier]: the party got into power on the swart gevaar ticket


Afrikaans, literally 'black danger'.

Definition of swart gevaar in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day quintillion
Pronunciation: kwɪnˈtɪljən
a thousand raised to the power of six…