Definition of muurkas in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɪəkəs/


South African
  • Especially in traditional Cape Dutch houses: a cupboard built into an interior wall, usually with wooden doors and shelves.


1940s. From Afrikaans muurkas from muur wall (from Dutch muur, ultimately from classical Latin mūrus) + kas (plural kaste) cupboard from Dutch kast cupboard (Middle Dutch caste; probably from early modern German kasten, of uncertain origin).