Definition of mosbolletjie in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɒsˈbɒləki/

noun (plural mosbolletjies)

South African
A semi-sweet bun eaten fresh or dried.
Example sentences
  • August is the month of Heritage Teas with melt-in-your-mouth milk tart, Hertzoggies, spicy koeksisters, mosbolletjies and Cape gooseberry cheesecake.
  • A selection of nibbles includes mosbolletjies (undried rusks) with butter and jam, roast potatoes with sweet mustard, or fish of the day with jam and a warm mosbolletjie.


Afrikaans, from Dutch most 'new wine' (because the yeast is of partially fermented grape juice) + bolletje 'little ball'.

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