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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.
1991 M. Slaughter Informant, GrahamstownThey’re over there, collecting drogies.
droog-my-keel, especially the fruit.

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