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voetsak

Line breaks: voet|sak
Pronunciation: /ˈfʊtsak
 
/
(also voetsek)

Definition of voetsak in English:

verb

[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!

Origin

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

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