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tackie

[tak-ee] /ˈtæk i/
noun, Chiefly South African.
1.
a sneaker.
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tackies

/ˈtækɪz/
plural noun (sing) tacky
1.
(South African, informal) tennis shoes or plimsolls
Word Origin
C20: probably from tacky1, with reference to their nonslip rubber soles
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