bakkie

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See also: Bakkie

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans bakkie, from dialectal Dutch bakkie, from bak (a tough/cool car, slang) + -ie (-y, -ey, diminutive suffix).


Bakkie as used by a typical informal street vendor in South Africa

Noun[edit]

bakkie (plural bakkies)

  1. (Namibia, South Africa) A pick-up truck or ute, generally open, possibly fitted with a removable canopy or similar accessories, but distinct from a large truck and from a van or similar small utility vehicle.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans bak (bowl, dish).

Noun[edit]

bakkie (plural bakkies)

  1. (South Africa) A covered small bowl, such as a Tupperware container.
    • 2007, Bree O'Mara, Home Affairs, page 148:
      That done, she passed around a bakkie of home-made chocolate biscuits to all the girls.

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Noun[edit]

bakkie n (plural bakkies)

  1. (Netherlands, colloquial) Alternative form of bakje.