Rhodesia vs Rhodie - What's the difference?

rhodesia | rhodie |


As a proper noun rhodesia

is (historical) zimbabwe.

As a verb rhodie is

.

As an adjective rhodie is

rhodium-plated.

rhodesia

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (historical) Zimbabwe.
  • (historical) The area now occupied by Zimbabwe and Zambia.
  • Derived terms

    * North-Eastern Rhodesia * Northern Rhodesia * North-Western Rhodesia * Rhodesian * Southern Rhodesia

    rhodie

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, South Africa, sometimes derogatory) A white person, who is resident in, or self-identifies with Rhodesia, particularly in its pre-independence days.
  • * {{quote-news, 1980, author=Simon Hoggart, work=The Guardian, title=Ironing the lawn in Salisbury - the last days of Rhodesia
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  • * {{quote-news, 2004, work=The Guardian, date=September, title=Dark hearts, author=Peter Longworth citation
  • , passage=Remaindered from the Rhodesian war, all they have now is their ghosts inadequately repressed by extreme religion, alcohol, purple pills or a penchant for tearing down bars. Don't believe these guys don't exist. Spot them at the end of a Harare Rhodie bar or even worse stumbling towards you across the terrace of a bush hotel