AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ultimate origin unknown; perhaps bak baking + gat hole, the theory being that the best bread was baked by the old method of making a fire in a hole; or perhaps bak fine, ‘A1’ + gat hole, (slang) arse.
A.adjectiveGood, excellent, fine, pleasing.
1965C. HoogendijkInformant, WelkomHereby enclosed please find the following valuables: 2 Bakgat snaps. Thanks a lot for the photo.
1975J.H. Picard inEng. Usage in Sn Afr.Vol.6No.1, 36If everything is in order they will feel bakgat (fine).
[1980Sunday Times 4 May (Mag. Sect.) 8She is offering a glass of her favourite wine,..which is ‘bak’. ‘Bak’ is her word for anything that pleases her..movies, friends, theatre and her brother.]
1985P. SlabolepszySat. Night at Palace 18Vince: (fondling his boots): Bakgat, hey? Fibreglass bottoms. West Germany wore these things in the last World Cup.
1989Weekend Post 26 Aug. 11If that main-man what counts among the taal-tiffies, Dr Samuel Johnson, could hear military Englikaans he would get a skrik..but William Shakespeare would feel bakgat about it.
1989Sunday Tribune 17 Dec. 1It may cost as much as your very own game reserve, but as the only one of its kind in the country, it’s a real bakgat bakkie!
1990Fair Lady 23 May 68Whether he’s lovingly lampooning the platteland,..or making bakgat ads, people fall about laughing.
1992D. Evans inSunday Times 17 May 26Neither of them have the kind of bakgat confidence you might expect from the top contenders. Both are expecting an epic duel in this year’s up-run.
1989Sunday Times 15 Jan. 9Johan leant against the wooden balustrade. ‘Now imagine having a sundowner here with this view, eh?’ ‘Bakgat!’ Clearly Stoffel could imagine.
1992S. Gutknecht inSunday Times 19 Apr. (Mag. Sect.) 28Entertainer David Kramer thinks bakgat is great. ‘It’s totally expressive,’ he says. ‘It defines a feeling of exhilaration and carries far more weight than a word like amazing.’
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