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takkies

(ˈtækɪz)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) informal South African a variant spelling of tackies
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Wearing track-pants, a t-shirt and takkies, Mosweu sits comfortably in the lounge of his house and explains in an interview that his passion for the sport would never diminish.
Also in my youth, no self-respecting discotheque or club would allow patrons in wearing what I grew up calling takkies, later learnt to refer to as sneakers, but have begun calling tekkies (with an 'e') after living in South Africa for nearly a decade.
A pair of old takkies are all you need for wading; unless you fish in deep midwinter I don't think chest or hip waders are necessary or desirable.
There are several examples of un-translated words from Afrikaans in this novel of English expression; some of which include broers, dood, dronklap, lekker, neek, skander, skelim, skollies, takkies and so on.
I would rather put on my gym outfit, cap and takkies and go walk/run to support and get involved in the cause to fight breast cancer.
Dit is juis waarom die illustrasie van die voeltjie op die voorblad van die boek gepas is--die hoofkarakter ervaar haar lewe as een waar sy van nes tot nes vlieg, maar nooit te lank bly nie en elke keer wanneer sy aanbeweeg, bly daar altyd takkies agter, selfs al word die nes afgebreek: "Binne die huis lyk alles soos sy dit onthou, alles is nog daar, en tog voel dit nie dieselfde nie" (48).
For South Africans, traffic lights are called robots, "takkies" are trainers, and placing your thumb between your forefinger and second finger and pointing it at someone is an obscene gesture.
He was putting on blue jeans, grey floral short-sleeved shirt, grey sweater, blue pair of takkies with yellow stripes and grey stripped socks.