skraal, adjective

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, thin; flimsy, meagre.
1. colloquial. Thin, scrawny, ‘skinny’. Also figurative, meagre.
1970 Informant, GrahamstownThe little boy is skraal and fair-haired.
1991 K. Sullivan Informant, Cape TownMy bank balance is skraal this month (meagre).
2. slang. Hungry.
1970 M. Bennett Informant, KrugersdorpSkraal. Hungry.
1991 K. Sullivan Informant, Cape TownI am feeling a bit skraal — haven’t eaten the whole day.
Thin, scrawny, ‘skinny’. Also figurative, meagre.
Hungry.

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