Definition of deurmekaar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdjəːməˈkɑː/


[predicative] South African informal
In a state of muddle or confusion: my tenants left the house so deurmekaar, I’ll never get it straight
More 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'.

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