Definition of veldskoen in English:


Line breaks: veld|skoen
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛltskʊn
, ˈfɛls-/
(South African also velskoen /ˈfɛlskʊn/)


  • 1A strong suede or leather shoe or boot.
    More 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


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

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