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pondok

[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for pondok

pondok

pondokkie (pɒnˈdɒkɪ)

/ (ˈpɒndɒk) /

noun

(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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