One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[no object]South African
Be stoical.‘I am expected to vasbyt and bite back my tears’
- ‘I must be honest that I am finding it a bit difficult on my own but there ain't no turning back now - I gave up everything in Durban to come over here and have to vasbyt!’
- ‘Very childish, we know, but sometimes we just have to ‘vasbyt’ until next year.’
Afrikaans, literally ‘bite hard’.
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