strepie, noun

Forms:
Also streepie, and (formerly) streepje.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ‘little striped one’, streep stripe + diminutive suffix -ie.
The seabream Sarpa salpa of the Sparidae, a small fish (with gold and silver stripes) which is often used by anglers as bait; bamboo fish; bamvoosie; karanteen sense 1 c; mooi nooitje; Natal karanteen, silver karanteen, or striped karanteen, see karanteen sense 2; steentjie sense 1 b. Also attributive.
Note:
The name ‘strepie’ is used for this species in Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986).
1913 W.W. Thompson Sea Fisheries of Cape Col. 61The pretty little bamboo-fish of the Cape is also known as stink-fish, and is the mooi nooitje of Hermanus and Struis Bay, the streepje of the Knysna and the silver karanteen of Natal.
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 274Sarpa Salpa (Linnaeus)...Bamboo, Mooi Nooitje (Cape). Streepie (Knysna)...Striped Karanteen, Bamboo Fish (Natal)...Body neatly oval and plump...Abundant in most rocky areas, is said to occur right round Africa...A beautiful shapely fish, one of the best baits.
1957 S. Schoeman Strike! 89The strepie, with its beautiful gold and silver colouring, is the favourite prey of the elf.
1971 E. Prov. Herald 15 July 16The Eastern Cape bamvoosie (derived from Bamboo fish) is known in Natal as the Karanteen and in other parts as the streepie.
1972 Grocott’s Mail 28 Jan. 3Denis Butler..played havoc with the shad down there. Using..a strepie fillet he accounted for 96.
1974 Farmer’s Weekly 14 Dec. 111I hear that some geelbek..have been caught in the deep water towards the end of the pier. If there’s any about these live strepies should tempt them to feed.
1989 Weekend Post 23 Dec. 5Prof Hecht said signs of complete recovery of the estuary created by the marina walls were very encouraging. ‘We have already found samples of marine fish such as butterfly fish, the strepie and zebra in the canals themselves.’
The seabream Sarpa salpa of the Sparidae, a small fish (with gold and silver stripes) which is often used by anglers as bait; bamboo fish; bamvoosie; karanteen1 c; mooi nooitje; Natal karanteen, silver karanteen, or striped karanteen, see karanteen2; steentjie1 b. Also attributive.

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