tackie

[ tak-ee ]
/ ˈtæk i /

noun Chiefly South African.

a sneaker.
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British Dictionary definitions for tackies

tackies

takkies

/ (ˈtækɪz) /

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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