Definition of vaatjie in English:

Share this entry

vaatjie

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪki/
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪtʃi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also vatje)

noun

South African
A small cask for carrying water or wine.
Example sentences
  • He left his little vaatjie and other things with Mother, and set off.
  • This cost him three hundred pounds in cash, twenty-five guns, one salted horse and a vaatjie of brandy.
  • All they had were a few biscuits, and for water they had to depend on the lukewarm liquid left in the vaatjie hanging under the wagon.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: vaa|tjie

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.