lekker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans lekker, from Dutch lekker.

Adjective[edit]

lekker (comparative more lekker, superlative most lekker)

  1. (South Africa) Tasty, nice, fun, great.
  2. (South Africa) Good in a generic sense, worthy, functional.
    • 1998, Leon Schuster, Leon Schuster's lekker, thick South African joke book‎, page 164:
      The other men ask why he's crying, when he's got such a lekker car. The guy shakes his head and says, "I just saw my wife, and she was driving a skateboard."

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch lekker, akin to German lecker.

Adjective[edit]

lekker (attributive lekker or lekkere, comparative lekkerder, superlative lekkerste)

  1. having a nice taste, tasty, good, delicious
    Die kos het lekker gesmaak.
    The food tasted nice.
  2. good, fun, nice in a more generic sense
    Lekker tye.
    Fun times
  3. (informal) foxy, sexy
    Kyk na daai lekker ding
    Look at that foxy lady

Usage notes[edit]

The attribute form lekkere is considered somewhat archaic and only used for emphasis to show how good something is.

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Adverb[edit]

lekker

  1. good, nice, fun in a more generic sense.
    Ons het lekker gespeel.
    We played nicely. / We had a great time playing.
  2. good and hard or properly, badly
    Hy was lekker ingeloop.
    He was swindled badly. / He was properly swindled

Interjection[edit]

lekker

  1. yum!, yummy!, delicious!
  2. goody! hah!, used sarcastically to show disapproval, disrepect or contempt
    Lekker! Jy wou mos!
    You just wanted to do that, huh?

Noun[edit]

lekker (plural lekkers, diminutive lekkertjie)

  1. sweet, a piece of candy
  2. (uncountable) pleasure, enjoyment

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lecker, derived from the verb lekken (lick) (Dutch likken). Cognate to German lecker, Afrikaans lekker, Middle Low German lecher, Norwegian lekker, Swedish läcker and Danish lækker. More at lick.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lekker (comparative lekkerder, superlative lekkerst)

  1. Having a nice taste, tasty, delectable.
    Het eten is weer lekker vandaag, mam! — The dinner is tasty again today, mum!
  2. Good, nice, pleasant in a more generic sense.
    Lekker weertje! — Nice weather!
  3. (colloquial) Hot, sexy, physically attractive.
    Hij is zo'n lekker ding! — He's such a hottie!
    Hé, lekkere meid! — Hey, sexy girl!

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Adjective[edit]

lekker

  1. Comparative form of lek

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