bakkie, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, bak container, load-bearing part of a truck + diminutive suffix -ie.
1. A bowl; any small container. Also shortened form bak. See also botterbak.
1893 H.P. Barnett-Clark in Cape Illust. Mag. Vol.4 No.6, 217‘Water? Why don’t you carry a bottle of it with you?’ She took up a bakje or mug, and..set off to the duck pond.
1991 G. Zwirn in Settler Vol.65 No.2, 11Strictly speaking, bakkie means a container but through extension, it has come to mean any kind of receptacle, from a baking-tin to a trough.
2. A light truck, a pick-up; a 4-by-4 vehicle. Also attributive, and (occasionally) figurative.
1968 Farmer’s Weekly 3 Jan. 98 (advt)Bakkies! Bakkies! Bakkies! All makes and sizes.
1991 G. Zwirn in Settler Vol.65 No.2, 11Bakkie, This word is colloquial SAE for a light truck or delivery van.
A bowl; any small container. Also shortened form bak.
A light truck, a pick-up; a 4-by-4 vehicle. Also attributive, and (occasionally) figurative.
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Hence (sense 2) bakkie transitive verb nonce, to transport by bakkie.
1988 J. Taylor in Inside S. Afr. July 31I asked if he could not sell me a ton [of grapes] and rail them up to me...They arrived one day at Pretoria Station..from where they were bakkied at once to Broederstroom.

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