boykie, noun

Forms:
Also booitjie, boytjie.
Origin:
English, AfrikaansShow more English boy + Afrikaans suffix -ie.
colloquial
1. A boy or young man; a ‘whizz-kid’ or ‘wonder-boy’; an affectionate term for a man of any age.
1974 A.P. Brink Looking on Darkness 222You Cape boytjies are softies. But we’ll get you right, don’t worry.
1994 R. Malan in Sidelines Dec. 29Testosterone-crazed boykies from the VV and AWB.
2. boy sense 1 a.
1978 Het Suid-Western 2 Aug.The days when you glibly talked about ‘kaffirs’ and ‘hotnots’ are over in South Africa. The same goes for ‘boytjie’, ‘the girl’ when you mean your domestic..and all the rest of those derogatory appellations.
1986 S. Sepamla Third Generation 128‘You will have to speak the truth, boykie! Hear me?’ Solly remained quiet not knowing what to say.
A boy or young man; a ‘whizz-kid’ or ‘wonder-boy’; an affectionate term for a man of any age.
boy1 a.

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