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kennetjie, noun

Forms:
kenneki, kennetjeShow more Also kenneki, kennetje, kennikie.
Origin:
Afrikaans, East Frisian, Dutch, MalayShow more Afrikaans, perhaps from ken chin, or kenner master; or from East Frisian kunje, Dutch kien, kiene wedge; or from Malay kena to hit, + -ie.
The outdoor game ‘tipcat’; the peg, tapered at each end, with which the game is played. Also attributive. See also boeresport.
1861 P.B. Borcherds Auto-Biog. Mem. 21Relieved from school labour, I retired generally with my young school-fellows to the playground..where kite and ball, and the ‘kennetje’ game, amongst others, amused us.
1990 R. Gool Cape Town Coolie 114Children were playing kennikie, tag, and a grim, intricate, District Six version of hopscotch.
The outdoor game ‘tipcat’; the peg, tapered at each end, with which the game is played. Also attributive.

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