hoekie, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, hoek corner + diminutive suffix -ie.
A corner, a nook. Also figurative.
1970 J.L. Cousins Informant, VryburgHoekie. Corner. You’ll find it in the hoekie!
1974 Sunday Times 15 Dec. (Mag. Sect.) 8The more personal corners of the house remain much as they were in Royal Navy days, when the C-in-C, while using the house as a whole, had what Flam describes as ‘our private hoekies’.
1988 B. Kgantsi in Frontline Apr.May 31All that Blacks are asking for is a small hoekie in the sun.
1989 D. Bristow in Weekly Mail 21 Apr. 29If you are lucky, a funeral march will wake you up on Sunday morning, all oompah and pentecostal wailing — a touch of New Orleans in this strange, forgotten hoekie.
A corner, a nook. Also figurative.
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