The Alternative Afrikaans Dictionary: bliksem

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Entry definition

bliksem etymology From Dutch bliksem.
interjection: {{head}}
  1. damnit!
noun: {{af-noun}}
  1. (uncountable, dated) lightning
  2. (colloquial) bastard, arsehole, sod
Synonyms: (electrical discharge) weerlig, blits
  • Due to the fact that this is also used as an expletive, the usage of this word to mean "lightning" has seen a steady decline. weerlig is more commonly used instead.
verb: {{af-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to hit, to beat up exampleEk sal jou bliksem! I will beat you up!

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