nounoffensive , chiefly South African
from Arabic kāfir 'infidel', from kafara 'not believe'.
The word Kaffir is first recorded in the 16th century (as Caffre) and was originally simply a descriptive term for a particular ethnic group. Now it is always a racially abusive and offensive term when used of people, and in South Africa its use is actionable.
Definition of Kaffir in:
- The US English dictionary