vleis, noun

Forms:
Formerly also vleesch.
Origin:
Afrikaans
Meat. See also braaivleis sense 2, pap en (or and) vleis (pap sense 2).
[1899 G.H. Russell Under Sjambok 160‘You have the vleis (meat) van zee winkel last night steal,’ he said.]
1920 F.C. Cornell Glamour of Prospecting 220As Klaas Fredericks had taken every goat and sheep with him, we could no longer give our labourers the vleesch they insisted upon, except by going far afield and bringing back an occasional buck.
1973 Sunday Times 15 Apr. 21He flashed that infectious grin. ‘The food was quite different from my daily diet of vleis and mieliepap.’
1990 Style June 113Obviously, on the stress seminars it’s low cholesterol, healthier stuff...But, on your rock ’n roll weekends it’s all vleis and boerewors.
Meat.

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