Definition of Dopper in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɒpə/


(In South Africa) a member of the Gereformeerde Kerk, a strictly orthodox Calvinistic denomination.
Example sentences
  • For example, the roots of Afrikaner Christian-Nationalist ideology are correctly traced to the Calvinist philosophy advocated by the Doppers and academics of Potchefstroom.
  • The Doppers, led by Paul Kruger, peaceably withdrew, and started a congregation of their own when the more progressive faction insisted on singing hymns, which the Doppers declared was extremely worldly.
  • Postmasburg is named after one of the founders of the Reformed Church (i.e. Hervormde Kerk, or Doppers)


Afrikaans, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with Dopper

bopper, copper, cropper, dropper, hopper, improper, Joppa, poppa, popper, proper, shopper, stopper, swapper, topper, whopper

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