braaivleis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans braaivleis.

Noun[edit]

braaivleis (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) A braai or barbecue.
    • 2012, Nadine Gordimer, No Time Like the Present, Bloomsbury 2013, p. 10:
      No clue to the previous inhabitants—oh, except a rusted braaivleis grill and a kennel with half the roof missing.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From braai +‎ vleis (meat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

braaivleis (uncountable, diminutive braaivleisie)

  1. braaied meat

Usage notes[edit]

The word is sometimes shortened to just vleis or vleisie, especially when the context is clear.

See also[edit]