steeks, adjective

Forms:
Also steuks, sticks.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch steegs.
Usually of horses: obstinate, inclined to jib.
Note:
It appears that this word is being interpreted by non- Afrikaans speakers as a plural noun in many of the quotations.
1882 C. Du Val With Show through Sn Afr. I. 115Every hill resolved itself into a battle with the horses; there being one or two ‘sticks’ amongst the team.
1970 B.C. Maritz Informant, Port ElizabethThat horse of yours will have to be ridden as he is getting steeks.
obstinate, inclined to jib.

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