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braai, verb

Forms:
Formerly also bry.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch braden to roast, grill.
a. transitive. To grill (meat) over a fire, usually in the open air. Also absolute.
1891 E. Glanville Fossicker 166At last three remained about the fire ‘brying’ bones on the coals.
1974 E. 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.
b. intransitive. To hold a barbecue.
1963 M.G. McCoy Informant, Port ElizabethWe all braaied for lunch of course.
1987 Pace May 50You’ll often find the three Mhlongo boys braai-ing in the park.
To grill (meat) over a fire, usually in the open air. Also absolute.
To hold a barbecue.
Derivatives:
Hence braaied /braɪd/ participial adjective, of food: grilled over an open fire; braaier /ˈbraɪə/ noun, one who braais; braaiing /ˈbraiɪŋ/ verbal noun. Also attributive, and figurative.
1973 E. Prov. Herald 7 Feb.The Oudtshoorn Golf Club has invited the Free State vleisbraai champions..to compete..in a Vleisbraai competition against local braaiers.
1993 Flying Springbok Apr. 123The outer layer toughens slightly and, with the heat of the coals, crispens and traps in the tender flesh. The technique is great with just about any braaied fish.

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