DSAE test file

braai, noun

Origin:
Shortened form of braaivleis, see braaivleis.
Barbecue.
1.
a. An informal outdoor gathering at which meat is grilled over an open fire; braaivleis sense 1; braaivleisaand; vleisbraai. Also attributive, and occasionally figurative.
1959 Cape Times 11 Apr. 4Chicken Braai at Somerset West.
1993 [see bok sense 1 a].
b. With distinguishing epithets designating different types of braai according to:
i. The method used:
newspaper braai, a braai using tightly-rolled newspaper as fuel;
spit-braai, a braai at which a pig, sheep, or other animal is roasted on a spit.
1988 H. Prendini in Style June 105Like the man who invented the newspaper braai..he gets an immense kick out of using whatever comes to hand.
1989 Weekend Post 16 Dec. 1A mammoth spit braai..will be held in Bathurst.
ii. The food grilled:
chicken braai, fish braai, oxbraai, pork-braai, etc.
1972 Grocott’s Mail 17 Nov. 3A chicken braai and dance, with no political speeches..will be held for United Party supporters and friends.
1980 Sunday Times 25 May 11Inviting Hindus to an oxbraai is tantamount to inviting Muslims or Jews to a pork braai.
2.
a. Any of several types of structure in which a fire is made for the outdoor grilling of meat.
Note:
These may be stone or brick fireplaces or portable wood, gas or charcoal grills.
1962 J. Taylor Hennie van Saracen’. (lyrics)As we sits round the braai, chewing boerewors, My Dad says ‘You’re famous Son’.
1990 Sunday Times 29 Oct. (Mag. Sect.) 38While the ladies prepare the salads and the mieliepap, the small talk around the braai is the same as the big talk. Farming.
b. Occasionally with distinguishing epithet designating the type of structure so used:
gas braai;
skottel-braai, see skottel sense 2.
1993 Getaway Nov. 28 (advt)Ken and Angela Self with their tent, sleeping bags, gas braai and the rest of their gear set off to take on the challenge of Africa.
3. noncount. Meat grilled over an open fire; braaivleis sense 2.
1972 Cape Times 29 Apr. 2Braai, cooked in the garden, was served in the restored ‘keller’ which is shortly to be opened as a restaurant.
1986 D. Case Love, David 25‘Smell that braai!’ Oupa said. ‘Yes,’ David replied. ‘It makes you hungry.’
4. combinations
braai area, an outdoor area including a fireplace on which meat may be grilled;
braai pack, also braai pak, an assortment of braai meats or chicken pieces;
braai pit, a hole in the ground in which a fire may be made for grilling meat;
braai wood, twigs and small logs suitable for braai fires;
braaiwors /-vɔ(r)s/ [Afrikaans, wors sausage], sausage, especially boerewors.
1979 E. Prov. Herald 31 Oct. 11Skill shows..in the neatly handsome brickwork used in the braai area.
1938 Mrs Gossip in Star 1 Dec. 12Pannekoeke, braaiwors, melktert, mosbolletjies, beskuit and coffee could be had in plenty.
Barbecue.
An informal outdoor gathering at which meat is grilled over an open fire; braaivleis1; braaivleisaand; vleisbraai. Also attributive, and occasionally figurative.
Any of several types of structure in which a fire is made for the outdoor grilling of meat.
Meat grilled over an open fire; braaivleis2.
Derivatives:
Hence (nonce) braai-ish adjective, braai-y adjective.
1970 Informant, Grahamstown‘I kiss your hand.’ ‘Don’t, it’s all braai-y.’
1979 Sunday Times 4 Mar. (Mag. Sect.) 3It had a very nice braai-ish flavour.