Definition of vaatjie in English:


Line breaks: vaa|tjie
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪki
, ˈfʌɪtʃi
(also vatje)


South African
A small cask for carrying water or wine.
More example sentences
  • Two men met us this forenoon with two calabashes of sweet milk, which we deposited in one of the water-vatjes.
  • Just to oblige you, I give you the vatje and you give me the girl!
  • With Temperance Societies and the stimulating music of the Blue Ribbon Army, there would be fewer clients to make an illegal purchase of a brandy vaatjie in a backstreet.


mid 19th century: Afrikaans, from vaat 'vat' + the diminutive suffix -tjie.

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