tackie

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Thought to derive from Dutch (hence South Africa and Limerick, which had a significant Dutch community), or may be derived from tacky (slightly sticky), which the rubber shoes might seem to be.

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Noun[edit]

tackie (plural tackies)

  1. (South Africa) A canvas shoe with a rubber sole.
  2. (Ireland, Limerick) Another word for trainers or runners.
  3. (South Africa, slang) The tyre of a car or other vehicle.

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