Definition of erf noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɜːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ɜːrf//
(pl. erfs, erven
BrE BrE//ˈɜːvn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɜːrvn//
(South African English)
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a plot of land They have their own erf and plan to build a house. The council is making erven available for housing.