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dikbekkie, noun

AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dik thick + bek beak, mouth + diminutive suffix -ie, probably from dikbek panga, see quotation 1947.
Either of two species of marine fish: a. rare. The dikkop (sense 3), Caffrogobius nudiceps. b. The panga (noun1 sense a), Pterogymnus laniarius.
It appears likely that Pettman (quotation 1913) is mistaken: the common name for Gobius nudiceps is ‘dikkop’ (see dikkop sense 3).
[1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 144Dikbekje,..A species of Gobius.]
1977 E. Prov. Herald 13 Oct. 15A digbekkie came all the way from the bottom to take the jig. Maybe the slight swell and the drift of the boat made the jig look edible to the fish on the bottom.
The dikkop (sense 3), Caffrogobius nudiceps.
The panga (nouna), Pterogymnus laniarius.

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