dik, adjective

AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ‘thick’; ‘full’.
a. Full, replete, sated.
1970 A. Van der Berg Informant, PretoriaI feel so dik from all that lovely food.
1970 K. Nicol Informant, DurbanWe just had a dik graze. (Filling, big — denotes approval).
1970 V. Jaques Informant, PietersburgI’m dik — I’ve had enough to eat.
1977 F.G. Butler Karoo Morning 42She offered me a slice of cake. I shook my head and declined: ‘Uh-uh. Dik.’
1980 Weekend Post 13 Sept. 2Fat ‘tannies’ who ate themselves ‘dik’.
1986 Informant, East LondonI’ve eaten myself dik.
1991 B. Carlyon Informant, JohannesburgI’ve eaten so much I feel really dik.
b. In the expression to be dik of, to have tired of someone or something.
1986 L.A. Barnes in Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.17 No.2, 2I’m dik of your praatjies ‘I’m tired of your nonsense.’
2. Stupid, dense, ‘thick’. Also absolute. Cf. dom sense a. See also dikkop sense 4.
1970 K. Nicol Informant, DurbanOnly a dik ou could plug that exam.
1971 I. Wilson Informant, GrahamstownSurely John couldn’t be so dik as to have taken that film away with him.
1977 C. Hope in S. Gray Theatre Two (1981) 49You know why, Howellsie? ’Cause they got dik guys like you who don’t know no better working their guts out for ’em.
1991 S. Pam in Fair Lady 6 Nov. 88Let’s burn the three D’s — the dom, dik and difficult, and every flat-footed son of a foot-baller!
3. Fat, large.
1970 K. Nicol Informant, DurbanCassius Clay is a dik ou. (Hefty, big).
1982 D. Kramer Short Back & Sides 11The bridesmaids wear turquoise and lemon yellow,..and he is confronted by some dik tannie who says: ‘Ag Boetie, wil jy nie kom dans nie?’
1982 J. Scott in Daily Dispatch 2 Apr. 5Mr Coetzer..suggested that the NRP ‘stand nearer to the National Party’. ‘You and the NRP are vrying mekaar dik,’ cried Mr Tian van der Merwe..disgustedly. And a Nationalist..asked: ‘What do you say, V-?’ Mr V— R- probably felt he was ‘dik’ enough.
1994 Sunday Times 23 Jan. 28 (advt)Watching rugby without a dik stick of biltong and a Joe Rogers knife in front of you would be like playing rugby without a ball.
Full, replete, sated.
In the expression to be dik of, to have tired of someone or something.
Stupid, dense, ‘thick’. Also absolute.
Fat, large.
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