Definition of mosbolletjie in English:

mosbolletjie

noun

South African
  • A semi-sweet bun eaten fresh or dried.

    • ‘A selection of nibbles includes mosbolletjies (undried rusks) with butter and jam, roast potatoes with sweet mustard, or fish of the day with jam and a warm mosbolletjie.’
    • ‘August is the month of Heritage Teas with melt-in-your-mouth milk tart, Hertzoggies, spicy koeksisters, mosbolletjies and Cape gooseberry cheesecake.’

Origin

Afrikaans, from Dutch most ‘new wine’ (because the yeast is of partially fermented grape juice) + bolletje ‘little ball’.

Pronunciation

mosbolletjie

/mɒsˈbɒləki/