Meaning of Dopper in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɒpə/


  • (in South Africa) a member of the Gereformeerde Kerk, a strictly orthodox Calvinistic denomination.

    ‘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.