Definitions

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  • noun South Africa A barbecue, the Afrikaans word for grill.
  • noun South Africa An open outdoor grill built specifically for the purpose of braaing.
  • noun South Africa A social meeting, including the braaing of meat.
  • verb South Africa To grill meat over an open flame.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • The braai was an oil drum cut in half lengthways, with cut-down pipes soldered to its underneath as legs.

    Rainbow’s End

  • The braai was an oil drum cut in half lengthways, with cut-down pipes soldered to its underneath as legs.

    Rainbow’s End

  • A braai is the South African version of a barbecue - and I figured I could handle slapping meat on the grill.

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  • There the barbecue is known as a 'braai' or 'braaivleis' - literally 'grill' or 'meat grill' and is done properly and with skill.

    Of Beagles and Brainpower

  • There the barbecue is known as a 'braai' or 'braaivleis' - literally 'grill' or 'meat grill' and is done properly and with skill.

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  • We are the rainbow nation, the place where we 'braai' and eat biltong and watch Rugby.

    janedoe0 Diary Entry

  • Swimming was followed by a fabulous "braai" (barbeque) at Laura and her husband Steyn's place next door; see the pictures on their deck as the sun set

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  • Earlier this year, local community leaders threatened to 'braai' foreigners if they came back, clearly stating that they were not welcome.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • Desmond Tutu on Friday called on South Africans to throw some meat - or vegetables - on the coals to celebrate the country's heritage and "braai".

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  • "braai" means, it is a South African word for barbecue.

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