adjectiveinformal South African
Very good, excellent.
exclamationinformal South African
Used to express approval or admiration.
1960s. From Afrikaans bakgat, of uncertain origin; perhaps from Afrikaans bakgat (noun) hole in the ground for baking bread according to a traditional method from bak-, combining form of bakken (from Dutch bakken) + gat hole, gap (from Dutch gat), perhaps with reference to bread made in this way being regarded as the best kind; or alternatively perhaps from Afrikaans bak fine (of uncertain origin) + gat, in its specific slang sense ‘anus’.