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]

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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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