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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Afrikaans lekker, from Dutch lekker.

AdjectiveEdit

lekker (comparative more lekker, superlative most lekker)

  1. (South Africa) Tasty, nice, fun, great.
  2. (South Africa) Good in a generic sense, worthy, functional.
    • 1998, Leon Schuster, Leon Schuster's lekker, thick South African joke book‎, page 164:
      The other men ask why he's crying, when he's got such a lekker car. The guy shakes his head and says, "I just saw my wife, and she was driving a skateboard."

Derived termsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch lekker, from Middle Dutch lecker, derived from the verb lekken (lick). Akin to German lecker.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lekker (attributive lekker or lekkere, comparative lekkerder, superlative lekkerste)

  1. having a nice taste, tasty, good, delicious
    Die kos het lekker gesmaak.
    The food tasted nice.
  2. good, fun, nice in a more generic sense
    Lekker tye.
    Fun times
  3. (informal) foxy, sexy
    Kyk na daai lekker ding
    Look at that foxy guy

Usage notesEdit

The attribute form lekkere is considered somewhat archaic and only used for emphasis to show how good something is.

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

lekker

  1. good, nice, fun in a more generic sense.
    Ons het lekker gespeel.
    We played nicely. / We had a great time playing.
  2. good and hard or properly, badly
    Hy was lekker ingeloop.
    He was swindled badly. / He was properly swindled

InterjectionEdit

lekker

  1. yum!, yummy!, delicious!
  2. goody! hah!, used sarcastically to show disapproval, disrespect or contempt
    Lekker! Jy wou mos!
    You just wanted to do that, huh?

NounEdit

lekker (plural lekkers, diminutive lekkertjie)

  1. sweet, a piece of candy
  2. (uncountable) pleasure, enjoyment

SynonymsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛ.kər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: lek‧ker

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch lecker, derived from the verb lekken (lick) (Dutch likken). Cognate to German lecker, Afrikaans lekker, Middle Low German lecker, Norwegian lekker, Swedish läcker and Danish lækker. More at lick.

AdjectiveEdit

lekker (comparative lekkerder, superlative lekkerst)

  1. Having a nice taste, tasty, delectable.
    Het eten is weer lekker vandaag, mam!The dinner is tasty again today, mum!
  2. Good, nice, pleasant in a more generic sense.
    Lekker weer!Nice weather!
  3. (attributive, colloquial) Hot, sexy, physically attractive.
    Hij is zo'n lekker ding!He's such a hottie!
    Hé, lekkere meid!Hey, sexy girl!
  4. Healthy, well, in good health.
    Een paar minuten nadat de klas klaagde, begon de docent zich ook niet lekker te voelen.
    A few minutes after the class complained, the teacher also began to feel unwell.
InflectionEdit
Inflection of lekker
uninflected lekker
inflected lekkere
comparative lekkerder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial lekker lekkerder het lekkerst
het lekkerste
indefinite m./f. sing. lekkere lekkerdere lekkerste
n. sing. lekker lekkerder lekkerste
plural lekkere lekkerdere lekkerste
definite lekkere lekkerdere lekkerste
partitive lekkers lekkerders
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

lekker

  1. Comparative form of lek

Etymology 3Edit

From lekken +‎ -er.

NounEdit

lekker m (plural lekkers, diminutive lekkertje n)

  1. leaker
    Maar deze memo ... lekte uit. Of Apple inmiddels weet wie de lekker was?
    But this memo ... leaked out. Does Apple know by now who was the leaker?

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VerbEdit

lekker

  1. present of lekke