noun Chiefly South African.
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Lexical Investigations: Flair
The word flair has been around in English for a long time—since the mid-14th century—however, the senses that most English speakers are familiar with did not enter English until much later. While the noun form of flair entered English from the Old French word of the same spelling, this term ultimately came from the Late Latin verb fragrare, which meant “to smell sweet.” It might …
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Historical Examples of tackies
I ventured to remind Mammy that all dwellers in the country were not tackies.Southern Lights and Shadows
pl n singular tacky
Southern African informal tennis shoes or plimsolls
Word Origin for tackies
C20: probably from tacky 1, with reference to their nonslip rubber soles
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