Definition of bakkie
: a small van or truck But the margins are small and from the money he earns he must pay his two sons who help him, cover the cost of petrol for his bakkie and pay for medicines should any of the cows fall ill. — Patrick Burnett, Inter Press Service, 29 Aug. 2009
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Origin and Etymology of bakkie
borrowed from Afrikaans, “small container, light truck,” from bak “container, bed of a truck” (going back to Dutch, “trough, tank”) + -ie, diminutive suffix (going back to Dutch -je)
First Known Use: 1968See Words from the same year
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