1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 92Brying,..To toast meat on a fork, or to roast it in the ashes.
1941A.G. BeeKalahari Camp Fires (1943) 36They had made a more than usually splendid fire, and perhaps it was the beauty of this that made them ‘braai’ the bones instead of leaving such process to the boys.
1959Cape Argus 10 Mar. 9Bring and braai your own meat.
1970Evening Post 17 Oct. (Suppl.) 6Braai (grill) over glowing coals until brown on one side then turn and grill other side which is thickest, until brown and cooked but juicy.
1974E. Prov. Herald 16 May 1Delegates and guests forsook the cuisine of the upper floors for good old ‘pap en vleis’ braaied in the hotel’s parking basement.
1973M. PhilipCaravan Caravel 28A group of men were getting their barbecue fires going. ‘That’s what we must do, Dad,’ said Peter longingly. ‘We must braai often. We hardly ever do it.’
1983G. Silber inSunday Times 28 Aug. (Mag. Sect.) 18People come to Bapsies to braai and sit on blankets and dop and buy their kids orange Mirandas and purple candy-floss and shrivel-wrapped hamburgers.
1987Pace May 50You’ll often find the three Mhlongo boys braai-ing in the park.
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