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  1. Southern African (of water) brackish or salty
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Word Origin

C19: Afrikaans


  1. Southern African a mongrel dog
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Word Origin

C20: from Afrikaans, literally: setter
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Examples from the Web for brak

Historical Examples

  • You and I, Wullie, we'll brak' oorsel's slavin' for him while he looks on and laffs.

    Bob, Son of Battle

    Alfred Ollivant

  • Gin I do naething, my hert 'll brak wi' the weicht o' my shame.'

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • He'll brak his shins agean some o' yer pots, and tables, and stuff.


    Charlotte Bront

  • "Ye've anither arm to brak, Giles," said Mike, in a low voice.

  • The Brak was in spate, and he could not cross it to Prieska.

    A Handbook of the Boer War

    Gale and Polden, Limited