gooi, verb transitive

Forms:
Also goei.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, throw, fling.
slang
Used loosely with a range of meanings.
1.
a. To give (someone something).
1946 [see sense 2].
1994 G. Willoughby in Weekly Mail & Guardian 17 June 42Goodday, meneer, what can I gooi you?..The granadilla’s a good choice.
b. To cause (something) to move: to throw or toss (something); to drop (something); to put (something) together; to use (something). Frequently in imperative. Also transferred.
1970 M.E. Tamlin Informant, Cape TownGooi that ball here.
1994 M. Corazza in Weekly Mail & Guardian 17 June 42When the snow hits the Berg,..it’s time to fish out..your well-worn slow cooker and gooi some old fashioned traditional bredie to warm the cockles of all and sundry.
2. In the phrases to gooi a canary, to whistle a warning; to gooi a spasm, to react with joy or enthusiasm; to ‘freak out’; gooi a U-ey, make a rapid (often illegal) u-turn; to gooi on anchors, to stop rapidly; to gooi (someone) grief, to cause trouble; to gooi pomp [Afrikaans slang pomp (not used in polite speech)], to have sexual intercourse; to gooi strop [Afrikaans strop strap; or strop noun2], to make trouble.
1946 Cape Times in E. Partridge Dict. of Underworld (1950) 299When the gang is on a job there is always a lookout,..who will ‘gooi a canary’ (whistle) if he should sight a diener or ‘Transvaler’.
1992 J. Thom Informant, SpringsGooi a U-ey means to do a quick U-turn.
Used loosely with a range of meanings.
To give (someone something).
To cause (something) to move: to throw or toss (something); to drop (something); to put (something) together; to use (something). Frequently in imperative. Also transferred.
In the phrasesto gooi a canary, to whistle a warning; to gooi a spasm, to react with joy or enthusiasm; to ‘freak out’; gooi a U-ey, make a rapid (often illegal) u-turn; to gooi on anchors, to stop rapidly; to gooi (someone) grief, to cause trouble; to gooi pomp slang pomp (not used in polite speech), to have sexual intercourse; to gooi stropstrop strap; or stropnoun, to make trouble.

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