adjective[predic.] South African • informal
- In a state of muddle or confusion: my tenants left the house so deurmekaar, I’ll never get it straightMore example sentences
- As far as reading the manual goes… after reading 3 pages I normally forget my first name - getting really deurmekaar to say the least.
- Leon dressed himself up like this boer, called ‘Rooi Willie’, with a big red beard and big deurmekaar hair and every time Jan speaks Leon would go like ‘Roep!’
- And as I said, there was no name tag, anything, but I was also so deurmekaar, I didn't even ask him his name or anything.
Afrikaans, from Dutch dialect variants of door elkaar, literally 'through one another, interchangeable'.