Piet Lincoln notes that this Tok Pisin word does not quite reflect the Tolai form /pekapeke/ as pointed out by Ross 1992:376. Both Tolai and Tok Pisin may well reflect Proto-Oceanic *bekas 'defecate...'. See also Tryon (1995, part 2, p. 550) .
See original Mihalic entry. See List discussion. .
faeces, dung, shit
haus pekpek a latrine, a toilet house
pekpek blut dysentery
pekpek wara diarrhoea
pekpek kilim mi! Im bursting for a shit!
Physiology: other forms of secretion
pekpek bilong ai sleep
Noun combination forms
Forms of abuse with pekpek
pekpek as yu! arsehole! (see Slone 1995: 94)
het bilong yu i pulap long pekpek! your head is full of shit! (Todd and Mühlhäusler 1978: 28)
Intransitive verb forms
Physiology: to move ones bowels, to excrete
pekpek sut to have violent diarrhoea
no save pekpek to be constipated
pekpek win to pass wind
Verb phrase forms
Mental state: pekpek sut to be extremely scared of, to shit oneself
em pekpek sut long mi na ronawe he was terrified of me and ran away
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