any spider that frequents rocks; (b) S. Afr.slang
) an Afrikaner.
Dict. S. Afr. Eng. (1996) records an oral use from 1970.
1973 Star (Johannesburg) 11 Apr. 3: A professor at the university..took offence at the use of the word ‘rock spider’.
1990 A. Sher Indoor Boy (1992) ii.13: He looks brutish now. Like only Afrikaners can look, or hairybacks as we call them, or rock-spiders, or crunchies.
2008 Sunday Times (S. Afr.) (Nexis) 9 Nov. 5: I recall the victimisation I suffered as an Afrikaner boy, being called all names from ‘Afrikaner vrot banana’ to ‘rock spider’.
1. an Afrikaner SOUTH AFRICA, 1970
Derogatory. Sometimes shortened to "spider ̄.
¦ Jean Branford, A Dictionary of South African English, 1978
1. (Australia,slang, prison slang) A pedophile or childmolester.
2. (South Africa,offensive,slang) A Boer or Afrikaner.
1990, Rian Malan, My Traitor's Heart: Blood and Bad Dreams (page 54):
[…] the tyranny of the rockspiders, crunchies, hairybacks, ropes, and bloody Dutchmen. Those were the names by which we referred to Afrikaners.
(South Africa, slang, derogatory, offensive, ethnic slur) A white Aftrikaner
Rockspider/Dutchman: A derogatory term for an Afrikaner.
Another popular name for the Afrikaner is 'Rockspider' or 'Rocky” for short.
BOER & BRIT - Rockspider meets Rooinek...