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noun Chiefly South African.
  1. a sneaker.
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  • I ventured to remind Mammy that all dwellers in the country were not tackies.

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British Dictionary definitions for tackies



pl n singular tacky
  1. Southern African informal tennis shoes or plimsolls
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Word Origin

C20: probably from tacky 1, with reference to their nonslip rubber soles
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