2.A small antelope; a small goat.See also boksense 1 a and 2.
1975S. RobertsOutside Life’s Feast 90She stood soft. A bokkie. Afraid. Listening to me with round eyes.
1993D. SülterInformant, GrahamstownIt’s obviously translated from Afrikaans. They talk about some bokkie and its ‘antlers’.
3.A member of the South African Infantry (SAI); the flash and headdress badge (depicting a springbok) of this unit.Cf. springboksense 2 b and 5.
1975J.H. Picard inEng. Usage in Sn Afr.Vol.6No.1, 36During exercises there is a wealth of typically Afrikaans-inspired English military jargon in evidence: the infantry are called bokkies as a term of endearment, whilst the ‘scorn term’ is bokkoppe toting ketties (rifles).
1985W. Steenkamp inCape Times 17 JulyThe Army seems to have a thing about shrinking headdress badges, even though these are potent tools for generating unit spirit. The Infantry Corps used to wear a large ‘bokkie’ which is now half its previous size and almost invisible.
An affectionate form of address, usually for a woman; as a common noun, a girl(friend).
A small antelope; a small goat.
A member of the South African Infantry (SAI); the flash and headdress badge (depicting a springbok) of this unit.
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