koeksister

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dutch, from koek, cake + sissen, to sizzle

Noun[edit]

koeksister (plural koeksisters)

  1. (South Africa) A traditional Malay confection consisting of a deep-fried twisted or plaited doughnut dipped in syrup immediately after cooking.
    • 2003 Orania is unveiling a statue to the koeksister, that syrupy delicacy so loved by Afrikaners. When I tell people, everyone thinks it must be a joke. — Sunday Times

References[edit]

  • A Dictionary of South African English, Jean Bradford, Oxford, 1978