mal, adjective

/mal/
Origin:
Afrikaans
colloquial
Note:
Common in spoken contexts.
1. Mad, crazy; angry.
1970 V. Young Informant, QueenstownHe makes me mal (mad — angry).
1987 L. Beake Strollers 21He whistled. ‘You must be mal, man. Going with Katjie se mob!’
1991 A. Jay on Radio 5, 8 MayListen to that noise out there — the boys are going completely mal.
2. In the phrases to maak mal [Afrikaans maak make], to make mal, to make merry, to revel. See also jol verb sense 3.
1991 G. De Beer Informant, Port Nolloth (N. Cape)I chowed and schemed about maaking mal later...I ate and thought about enjoying myself later.
1991 G. De Beer Informant, Port Nolloth (N. Cape)We went to Joburg and made mal.
Mad, crazy; angry.
to make mal, to make merry, to revel.

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