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dikbek, noun and adjective

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dik thick + bek beak, muzzle.
slang
A. noun, plural dikbekke /-bekə/. A sour-faced, sulky, or surly person.
1970 C.B. Wood Informant, JohannesburgMy servant was efficient but a real ‘dik-bek’. (Sour face).
1991 R. McNeill in Sunday 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. adjective Angry, furious, peeved.
[1979 Sunday Times 9 Sept. (Mag. Sect.) 5Do you remember how cold the wind was?..We called it the dikbekwind, the angry wind.]
1992 C. Van Reenen Informant, GrahamstownThe one teacher was quite dikbek about having to share a taxi.
A sour-faced, sulky, or surly person.
Angry, furious, peeved.

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