DSAE test file

jukskei, noun

Forms:
jeuk skei, juckscheeShow more Also jeuk skei, juckschee, jukschee, jukschei.
Plurals:
jukskeis, jukskeie /ˈjəkskeɪə/.
Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch juk yoke + schei (see skey).
1. skey sense 1.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. I. 151The yokes are straight, and pierced with two pair of mortices to receive the jukschei which fits in loosely, and answer to what in English husbandry are called the bows: but are merely two straight pegs, one on each side of the ox’s neck, and having notches on their outer sides to receive the nek-strop (neck strap).
1971 Evening Post 27 Feb. (Mag. Sect.) 2A stinkwood yoke, with ‘jukskeis’, serves as a hat-stand.
2.
a. A game in which a bottle-shaped peg or ‘skey’ (see skey sense 2) is thrown at a stake planted in a sand pit. Also attributive. See also boeresport, skof noun2 sense 2.
1879 Cape Argus 11 Feb.Have game of juckschee and other recreations until supper time.
1990 S. Afr. Panorama JulyAug. 63Jukskei, which originated in South Africa, reflects a way of life that is closely intertwined with the Afrikaner’s history and his pioneering spirit.
b. skey sense 2.
[1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 81Jukskeigooi, A game..played by the Boers.]
1972 Grocott’s Mail 20 Oct. 3His would be the choice of weapons. My own preference would be jukskeis at thirty paces.
skey1.
A game in which a bottle-shaped peg or ‘skey’ (see skey2) is thrown at a stake planted in a sand pit. Also attributive.
skey2.
Derivatives:
Hence jukskeier noun, one who plays the game of jukskei.
1991 Sunday Times 7 Apr. 26The sport is looking forward to the day when South African jukskeiers can, again, become part of the international fraternity.

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

18221991

Derivatives