Definition of lekker in English:

lekker

Line breaks: lek¦ker
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛkə
 
, ˈlʌkə/
(also lecker)
South African informal

adjective

  • 1Good; pleasant: the lekker local flavour of South Africa
    More example sentences
    • ‘I think it will be lekker to have a go at them after the World Cup,’ Cronje explained.
    • Yes, it would have been lekker to bring home sackfuls of medals but the reality is that we're only just beginning to produce our great athletes.
    • We've got some lekker tourist attractions for you here.
  • 2Slightly intoxicated: the snacks helped keep people only lekker

adverb

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  • 1Well: we got on lekker
  • 2 [as submodifier] Extremely: he was lekker drunk

Origin

Afrikaans, from Dutch, literally 'delicious'.

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