bolla, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, bun (hair-style), adaptation of Dutch bol ball, pate, crown of a hat.
1. colloquial. Hair worn in a bun. Also bollatjie /-ki/ [see -ie].
1971 G. Bayman on Springbok Radio 2 Feb.Bolla — the bun worn at the back of the head by Cape Malay women.
1973 Cape Times 8 May 7A time not so long ago, when the ‘onion look’ was in vogue. A tight little bollatjie of hair at the top of the kop. Enough to make you cry.
1983 P.-D. Uys in Sunday Times 18 Sept. 6The Japanese are very small and I can’t wear heels or my bolla here.
2. kossiter.
1979 Heard & Faull Our Best Trad. Recipes 96When Malays speak of koeksisters they mean bollas. These are made like koeksisters but are round and rolled in sugar and green and red coconut.
Hair worn in a bun. Also bollatjie-kisee -ie.
kossiter.
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