entjie, noun

Also eintjie, endjie.
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans end end + diminutive suffix -ie.
a. stompie sense 1 a.
1950 E. Partridge Dict. of Underworld 222Entjie, A cigarette-butt: South Africa; late C. 19–20.
1981 V.A. February Mind your Colour 158He..identifies the following slang expressions in the novel: juba (a chappie); endjie (a cigarette stub); blerrie (bloody); ching (money); rooker (gangster); bokkie (girl friend).
1986 K. McCormick in Burman & Reynolds Growing Up 302Amanda’s got two teeth out and then the children shout at her ‘entjie bek!’ [‘cigarette mouth’].
1994 E. Kelley-Patterson in E. Prov. Herald 6 Apr. (la Femme) 2The porters..loaded and unloaded trucks — always keeping a sharp look-out for any cigarette entjies — they knew this baas, he smoked forever.
b. stompie sense 2.
1969 A. Fugard Boesman & Lena 28You asked me and now I’ve told you. Pain is a candle entjie and a donkey’s face.
c. A small amount.
1970 K. Nicol Informant, Durban, KwaZulu-NatalWe only get an eintjie graze at the hostel.
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