Green’s Dictionary of Slang

smaak v.

also smark
[synon. Afk.]

(S.Afr.) to like, to enjoy, to ‘fancy’ someone.

[SA]L.F. Freed Crime in S. Afr. 75: ‘I don’t smaak that’ meant I don’t like that!
[SA]C. Hope Ducktails in Gray Theatre Two (1981) 43: Hey listen. I smaak your hair.
[SA]P. Slabolepszy Sat. Night at the Palace (1985) 34: You smark her. She smarks you.
[SA]B. Simon ‘Score Me the Ages’ Born in the RSA (1997) 172: You wanna know the truth? I smaak them. Ja – I fucken smaak them.
[SA]Sun. Times (Johannesburg) Mag. 19 Apr. 28: Afterwards we’ll zap round to your pad on my boney. Park off till we get there. Then we can catch a couple of dops and hit the jol. You smaak? [DSAE].
[SA]IOL News (Western Cape) 11 Aug. 🌐 If you liked Poena is Koning [...] then you will smaak this one lank.
[SA]Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) [12 Jan. Internet] I smaak my dorp.