[ pon-dok ]
/ ˈpɒn dɒk /
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noun South African.
a crudely built hut or shelter formed of sheets of corrugated iron, tin, etc.; shanty.
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Also pon·dok·kie [pon-dok-ee] /ˈpɒn dɒk i/ .
Origin of pondok
First recorded in 1805–15; of uncertain origin
Words nearby pondok
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British Dictionary definitions for pondok
/ (ˈpɒndɒk) /
(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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