AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dik thick + bek beak, muzzle.
A.noun, plural dikbekke/-bekə/.A sour-faced, sulky, or surly person.
1970C.B. WoodInformant, JohannesburgMy servant was efficient but a real ‘dik-bek’. (Sour face).
1991R. McNeill inSunday Times 17 Mar. 24At the end of the programme Terre Blanche thanked John Bishop for interviewing him — something, he averred, that his Afrikaans colleagues didn’t have the guts to do. I wonder how many dikbekke that produced in the newsroom.
B.adjectiveAngry, furious, peeved.
[1979Sunday Times 9 Sept. (Mag. Sect.) 5Do you remember how cold the wind was?..We called it the dikbekwind, the angry wind.]
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