bakkie

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See also: Bakkie

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæ.ki/
  • Rhymes: -æki
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans bakkie, from informal Northern Dutch bakkie, from bak + -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.

Translations[edit]

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.
    • 1901 October 11, Colonel F. V. Corbett, “Report on Irrigation in Natal”, in The Agricultural Journal and Mining Record[1], volume 4, number 16, page 492:
      The "Noria" pump is a bucket-and-chain arrangement, well known, I believe, in the Cape Colony as the "bakkies" pump; it is very effective for it lifts from 10 feet to 30 feet.
    • 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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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bakkie (plural bakkies)

  1. A bakkie (pick-up truck or ute)
  2. Diminutive of bak

Descendants[edit]

  • English: bakkie

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bakkie n (plural bakkies)

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