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voetsak Line breaks: voet|sak
Pronunciation: /ˈfʊtsak/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also voetsek)

Definition of voetsak in English:


[no object, usually in imperative] South African informal, often , offensive
Go away: voetsak out of here! [as exclamation]: 150,000 rand for a Mercedes? Voetsak!
More example sentences
  • Afrikaans has provided words such as voetsak, bobbejaan veldspan, vlei, kloof and kopje although I am told that the latter word is now being pronounced kopJe in non-Afrikaans speaking areas!
  • They already know lots of words, like bwana and veldt and voetsak!


South African Dutch, contraction of Dutch voort seg ik! 'away, say I!' (typically said to an animal).

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