or pon·dok·kie

[pon-dok or pon-dok-ee]

noun South African.

a crudely built hut or shelter formed of sheets of corrugated iron, tin, etc.; shanty.

Origin of pondok

First recorded in 1805–15; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for pondok


pondokkie (pɒnˈdɒkɪ)


(in southern Africa) a crudely made house built of tin sheet, reeds, etc

Word Origin for pondok

C20: from Malay pondók leaf house
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