springbok etymology

Dutch word springbok comes from Dutch bok

Detailed word origin of springbok

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bok Dutch (nld) (gymnastics) vaulting horse. (pejorative) churl, grouch. (pejorative) oaf, bumpkin. (printing) job case, type case. A crane on legs. Box, perch (driver's seat on a carriage). Male goat, buck, billy. Sawbuck, buck.
springbok Dutch (nld) Springbok.