1980M. Matshoba inM. MutloatseForced Landing 111His hands shook violently when he lit and shielded the flame. ‘Ei! Babalaz has me.’
1986L. Sampson inStyle May 103Here at the bottom end of the market, among the rough and tumble of heavy drinkers, of Honey Gold and nips of brandy and skokiaan and Tassies, there is evidence everywhere of people whose lives have been ruined by drink. On Monday morning the atmosphere is fuzzy with babbelas.
1987P.A. Page inFrontline May 34This time the throbbing babalaas of unqualified democracy, even the obsequious hysteria seems a little fuzzy round the edges.
1991P. MorrisInformant, GouritsmondBubblejus: a hangover.
1992 M-Net TV 9 Nov. (Egoli)I can’t believe it! You girls have got babalaas.
1993S. Dikeni inHouse & Leisure Nov. 12Just as the wine helped them praise ‘their’ town, the babalaas blues woke them up penniless and foul-tempered. Woe if you asked them the following day, ‘How’s life in Victoria West?’
1952‘Skappie’ inDrum Nov. 6Sometimes you are invited for a special meal or your first drink on a Monday morning is ‘on the house’ — often known as a ‘babalaas dop’.
1977D. MullerWhitey 30The child gravely nodded his head and raised an index finger to those who called his name on their way to the kitchen to buy their morning wine: the old babalaasdop, the hair of the dog.
B.adjectiveHung-over; suffering from the effects of a hangover.
1969A. FugardBoesman & Lena 14Look at you! Babalas!..from yesterday’s wine. Yesterday you were drunk. One or the other. Your whole life.
1970M.C. DuffyInformant, DurbanHe was completely babbelas after the party.
1973Ilanga 10 Nov.For backache, Body pains and that Babbalas feeling!..Pills wash out kidney and bladder. See it working — watch it come out blue.
a1977K.M.C. Motsisi inM. MutloatseCasey & Co. (1978) 74‘You keep that babalaas bek of yours shut before I bash it in with this pot,’ ’Ma Tladi had fumed at her husband.
1990P. Cullinan inM. LevesonFiretalk 10I used to call the roll on Monday mornings...If I thought that a man was too shaky, babelaas — hungover, I would point at him and say ‘Skokiaan’, meaning that he had been at the local firewater.
1991L. HowardInformant, Port ElizabethI had partaken too much of the local witblitz and woke up feeling baballas.
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