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, or slightly sticky, which the rubber shoes might seem.

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Noun[edit]

tackie ‎(plural tackies)

  1. (South African) A canvas shoe with a rubber sole.
  2. (Ireland, Limerick) Another word for trainers or runners.
  3. (South African slang) A car-tyre or any vehicle’s tyre.

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