1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 59Bietje or (dial.) Biekie,..A little, a small portion or space.
1920R. JutaTavern 144De days I maak watermelon konfeit, en van der Hum brandy-vine, I says my praers in Dutch, to bring, mar, ein beitje luck to de brandy-vine.
1973Y. BurgessLife to Live 10Wait a bietjie, Mr Levy said, pronouncing the word ‘beechie’ as the Cape Coloureds do.
1989P. Lee inSunday Times 26 Feb. (Mag. Sect.) 36Consider the humble Vellie. Originally crudely crafted from a stukkie vel and net ’n bietjie leather, the velskoen has become one of the country’s greatest treasures.
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