AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ‘little pot’ (see -ie).
A lidded, almost spherical cast-iron pot, made for use over an open fire; kaffir pot (offensive), see kaffirnoun sense 2 e; three-legged (cooking) pot, see three-legged. Also attributive, and figurative.
1985Cape Times 19 Aug.Have fun out of doors cooking the traditional way with a potjie.
1987Weekend Post 28 Nov. (Property Post) 11The potjie is also widely used by the Malay population as well as the black nations in their traditional kraal environments...The average potjie, being made of cast iron.., is subject to rusting, especially if left out on the coals overnight.
1989H. Goosen inS. Afr. Panorama Feb. 17Potjie cuisine is..no novelty but dates back to the country’s early history.
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