Definition of wag-'n-bietjie in English:
Any of a number of shrubs bearing strong curved thorns, in particular:
- ● A plant related to asparagus (genus Asparagus, family Liliaceae, in particular A. capensis). ● A wait-a-bit.
- Ziziphus mucronata, or as it is more frequently known, the wag-'n-bietjie tree represents life as we know it.
late 18th century: from Afrikaans, literally 'wait a bit'.