EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

 
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From braaivleis (grilled meat), from Afrikaans braai (to grill), from Dutch braden (roast).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɹaɪ/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Hyphenation: braa‧i

NounEdit

braai (plural braais)

  1. (South Africa) A barbecue (grill), especially an open outdoor grill built specifically for the purpose of braaing.
  2. (chiefly South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe) A social meeting, including the braaing of meat; a cookout.
    Come over to our place for a braai.

VerbEdit

braai (third-person singular simple present braais, present participle braaing or braaiing, simple past and past participle braaied)

  1. (chiefly South Africa) To grill meat over an open flame.
    • 2018, Tsitsi Dangarembga, This Mournable Body, Faber & Faber (2020), page 89:
      You sniff the air. Smoke. Spices. One of the residents on the road has been, or perhaps is still, braaing.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch braden, from Middle Dutch brâden, from Old Dutch brādan, from Proto-Germanic *brēdaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

braai (present braai, present participle braaiende, past participle gebraai)

  1. (cooking) to grill meat over an open flame
    Ek mag nie vleis in my tuin braai nie.
    I am not allowed to fry meat in my garden.

NounEdit

braai (plural braaie)

  1. a barbecue
  2. an open outdoor grill built specifically for the purpose of braaing
  3. a social meeting, including the braaing of meat
    Nou gaan ons braai!
    Now we braai!

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: braai

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Afrikaans braai (barbecue), from Dutch braden.

NounEdit

braai m (plural braaien, diminutive braaitje n)

  1. a barbecue
  2. an open outdoor grill built specifically for the purpose of braaing
  3. a social meeting, including the braaing of meat

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

braai

  1. first-person singular present indicative of braaien
  2. imperative of braaien