Definition of veldskoen in English:

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veldskoen

Pronunciation: /ˈfɛltskʊn/
/ˈfɛlskʊn/
(South African also velskoen /ˈfɛlskʊn/)

noun

1A strong suede or leather shoe or boot.
Example sentences
  • He was dressed just as we were, in shirt and trousers and veldskoens, and he had dust all over him.
  • We visit the factory where you can see the shoes being made and purchase or order your choice of hard-wearing, ultra-comfortable veldskoen, direct from the factory.
  • A good set of handmade leather veldskoens is also getting hard to find.
1.1South African Used as a symbol of conservative or reactionary attitudes: [as modifier]: he is a veldskoen bitter-ender

Origin

Afrikaans, from Dutch veld 'field' or vel 'skin, hide' + schoen 'shoe'.

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