kreef, noun

Forms:
Also kreeft, krief.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, crayfish, adaptation of Dutch kreeft lobster (langouste).
The spiny rock lobster Jasus lalandii; also called crayfish. Also attributive.
1863 Queenstown Free Press 30 JuneA new theological schism has sprung up amongst the Malays, touching the important question whether ‘kreef’ or crawfish is to be considered ceremonially unclean or not.
1993 J. Nel in Getaway Nov. 52Collectors of kreef and perlemoen..should come armed with permits.
The spiny rock lobster Jasus lalandii; also called crayfish. Also attributive.

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