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jislaaik, interjection

Forms:
jeeslike, jeslikeShow more Also jeeslike, jeslike, jess-laik, jigslaak, jislaik, jis-like, juslike, yesslik, yislaaik, yislike, yusslaik, yusslark.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans; ultimate origin unknown.
colloquial
An exclamation conveying any of a range of feelings: wonder, delight, admiration, approval, distress, dismay, anger, reproval or regret; jis; yissus. Cf. hang interjection.
1960 D. Marais Hey! Van der Merwe (1961) (cartoon)Jislaaik! It’s been New Year’s Day for five days now. When will it be 1961?
1993 S. Dikeni in Cape Times 21 Aug. (Top of the Times) 17Jislaaik I miss the shebeen.
An exclamation conveying any of a range of feelings: wonder, delight, admiration, approval, distress, dismay, anger, reproval or regret; jis; yissus.

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