brak, noun2

Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch brak setter.
A mongrel dog; brakkie sense b. Also attributive.
1951 H.C. Bosman in L. Abrahams Jurie Steyn’s Post Office (1971) 114Patrolman Devenhage landed out one with his boot that sent the yellow brak pup flying through the door.
1961 D. Bee Children of Yesterday 94I thought of my little dog — just an ordinary brak he is — and that dreadful loneliness seemed to leave me.
1969 Personality 5 JuneYou can keep any old brak you like you lucky dog. Let the snobs have their borzois and afghans.
1969 A. Fugard Boesman & Lena 24I had a dog. In Korsten. Just a brak.
1986 D. Case Love, David 65‘Rich people don’t buy mongrels!’ Dadda sneered and added most disgustedly: ‘That dog’s a brak!’
1989 F.G. Butler Tales from Old Karoo 148At his feet lay two equally careless-looking dogs of the large non-species which we call brak.
A mongrel dog; brakkieb. Also attributive.
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