Definition of koeksister in English:


Line breaks: koek|sister
Pronunciation: /ˈkʊksɪstə
(also koesister /ˈkuːsɪstə/)


South African
  • A plaited doughnut dipped in syrup.
    More example sentences
    • The meal finishes with koeksisters, plaits of deep fried dough dipped in syrup.
    • And if the malva pudding isn't enough, diners can finally fill up on koeksisters and coffee.
    • Like a genuine bazaar, brötchens, sausage rolls, hotdogs, pancakes, hamburgers, koeksisters, boerewors and sosaties with various cakes and puddings will be served.


from Afrikaans koe(k)sister, perhaps from koek 'cake' + sissen 'to sizzle'.

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