Definition of bakkie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaki/ Pronunciation: /ˈbʌki/

noun (plural bakkies)

South African
1A light truck or pickup truck.
Example sentences
  • They were especially successful in sales of bakkies (pick-ups).
  • Three people died and six others were injured when a bakkie and a truck collided outside Stutterheim yesterday afternoon.
  • Sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and minibuses had also maintained strong upward momentum.
2A small basin or other container.
Example sentences
  • Back at camp we enjoyed lovely showers (OK, the manual pick-up-a-bakkie-of-water-out-the-drum-and-throw-it over-your-head shower).


Afrikaans, from bak 'container' + the diminutive suffix -ie.

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