PRONUNCIATION: (TOO-nah-duhr-ing)

MEANING: noun: Establishing or reestablishing of cordial relations, especially between nations.

ETYMOLOGY: From Dutch toenadering (advance, approach), from toe (to) + nader (closer). Earliest documented use: 1920.

NOTES: The term is typically seen in South Africa, but it’s worth adopting everywhere. The French equivalent is rapprochement.

(Oh? And the English equivalent is "entente" ?)


TEENADERING - campaigning to improve safety on the golf course

TOENAGERING - a gang of adolescents with foot fetishes

TOKENADERING - a diplomatic ploy, in which a minority caucus agitates to pledge support to its allies, and then gives them a mere pittance