noun (plural naartjies)South African
- A mandarin orange or tangerine.More example sentences
- All in all, however, citrus covers the largest tonnage if you include oranges, grapefruit, lemons and smaller varietals such as naartjies.
- The practice of throwing naartjies at referees is not encouraged, however, and could get you thrown out of the ground.
- On Sunday I tried to shake the flu with naartjies and black tea, but to no avail.
late 18th century: from Afrikaans, from Tamil nārattai 'citrus'.