Definition of vetkoek in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɛtkʊk/

noun (plural same, vetkoeks, or vetkoeke)

South African
A small, unsweetened cake of deep-fried dough.
Example sentences
  • Eight people are now employed at the facility, which bakes and sells bread, vetkoeks and scones to the community on a daily basis.
  • Small businesses run by students vary: a pool table business on campus, selling vetkoek to students, selling clothing, IT start-ups, offering students cosmetics and beauty products, and finding and renting student accommodation.
  • Slit sides of vetkoek and fill with savoury mince.


Afrikaans, from vet 'fat' + koek 'cake'.

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