Definition of pondok in English:


Line breaks: pon¦dok
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒndɒk
(also pondokkie)

noun (plural pondoks or pondokkies)

South African
A rough shelter made of scraps of wood, cardboard, or corrugated iron.
More example sentences
  • Ferdiny: ‘Should we sleep here in the pondok or in the tents?’
  • There is a vast difference between somebody living in a shanty town hoping for a small plot on which to erect a pondok and somebody who wants to become a full-time bona fide farmer.


Afrikaans, from Malay.

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