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Afrikaans: vel hide + skoen: shoe. First known usage 1731 (Dutch) veldschoen.
- (South African) A shoe with untanned leather upper sewn without nails, similar to the Canadian moccasin. Thought to have been made by the Khoe people (known perjoratively as Hottentots) before the arrival of Europeans, but still made and worn in South Africa.
See also 
1978: A Dictionary of South African English. Edited Jean Branford. Oxford.