drogie, noun

Forms:
drachie, droggieShow more Also drachie, droggie, droogje.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, droog short for droog-my-keel + diminutive suffix -ie.
droog-my-keel, especially the fruit.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 155Dry-my-throat-bush,..The name conveys an idea of the peculiar effect produced upon the throat and tongue by the berries (droogjes) of this bush.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 24Drachies, Scutia Commersonii. See also Droog-mijn-keel.
1970 M. Van Rensburg Informant, Port ElizabethDroggies. A berry, from the word ‘Droogmykeel’.
1972 Palmer & Pitman Trees of Sn Afr. II. 1401These fruits are the ‘drogies’ — the little dry ones — of children and beloved by them.
1991 M. Slaughter Informant, GrahamstownThey’re over there, collecting drogies.
droog-my-keel, especially the fruit.
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