broek, noun

/brʊk/, /bruk/
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, pair of trousers.
1. Attributive and combinations
broek band /-bænd/, ‖ /-bant/ [Afrikaans broekband waistband], the waistband of a pair of trousers;
broek kaross /-kəˈrɒs/ [from Khoikhoi karo-s skin cloak], a Nama or Khoikhoi petticoat made of animal skins; see also kaross sense 1.
1877 T. Baines Gold Regions of S.-E. Afr. 113Blocks three feet square were got out at ‘Broek band,’ i.e. ‘Waist’ deep.
1838 J.E. Alexander Exped. into Int. I. 96The women wore skin petticoats, or the Namaqua broek karosse, consisting of a prepared sheep or goat skin, so arranged, as to depend from the waist in a broad oval flap behind, and in front to be only a few inches in depth.
2. Trousers; panties or knickers. Also broekie [see -ie], and attributive. Cf. broekies, broeks.
1937 C.R. Prance Tante Rebella’s Saga 96Oom Jurie disappeared behind the screen, reappearing presently in shirt-sleeves..only to be summarily bundled back again with summary..orders to ‘Mak af your shirt and broek’.
1966 I. Vaughan These Were my Yesterdays 109Anna, my vrouw, sees my legs are just like matchies and not for running without a broek to cover them.
1969 A. Fugard Boesman & Lena 25I didn’t even have on a broek or a petticoat when we started walking.
1975 Blossom in Darling 1 Oct. 111Take a squizz down here by my broek-elastic. See that terrible ugly scar..I’ll never be able to hold my head up in a bikini..again.
1993 Informant, GrahamstownHey, there’s somebody’s broekie here. Who’s lost a broekie?
Trousers; panties or knickers. Also broekiesee -ie, and attributive.
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