Definition of kreef in English:

kreef

Line breaks: kreef
Pronunciation: /kriːf
 
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noun

South African informal
  • A spiny lobster of southern Africa.
    • Jasus lalandii, family Palinuridae
    More example sentences
    • Paternoster is a traditional fishing village along the west coast famed for its ‘kreef’ and the hotel bar.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, from Dutch kreeft 'lobster'.

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