frikkadel, noun

Forms:
fricadel, fricadelleShow more Also fricadel, fricadelle, frikadel, frikadelle, frikkadell, frikkadelle, frikkedel.
Plurals:
frikkadels, frikkadelle /frəkəˈdelə/.
Origin:
Afrikaans, Dutch, FrenchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch adaptation of French fricandeau sliced meat fried or stewed and served with a sauce.
A meat-ball; occasionally, a fish-ball. Also attributive, and occasionally in dimunitive form frikkadelletjie [see -ie].
1870 A Lady in Cape Monthly Mag. I. Oct. 224Babootie’ and ‘frickadel’ and ‘potato-pie’ are great improvements upon the minced meats of England.
1990 M. van Biljon in Yr Family Oct. 178Our national food is neither waterblommetjiebredie nor braaivleis; it’s tomato sandwiches or frikkadels.
A meat-ball; occasionally, a fish-ball. Also attributive, and occasionally in dimunitive form frikkadelletjiesee -ie.

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