Definition of skokiaan in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈskɒkɪɑːn/


[mass noun] South African
An illicit home-brewed alcoholic drink made from yeast, sugar, and water.
Example sentences
  • In contrast, Dikobe can celebrate the Marabi culture of music and dance that grew around the yards, the powerful skokiaan beer, and shebeens.


Perhaps from Zulu isikokeyana 'small enclosure', referring to the practice of hiding illicit liquor in holes in the ground.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: skok|iaan

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.