Definition of voetstoots in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʊtˌstʊəts/

adverb& adjective

South African
1 Law (Of a sale or purchase) without guarantee or warranty; at the buyer’s risk: [as adverb]: the property is sold voetstoots [as adjective]: auctions are voetstoots deals
More example sentences
  • Sellers who hide the rising damp in their homes behind furniture or omit to mention that the shower leaks, will not be protected by the voetstoots clause in their sales contract.
  • Where a thing is sold voetstoots, the buyer must take it as he finds it with all its defects and vices.
  • The voetstoots clause provides that you take the property as is, with all defects as they exist.
2Without reservation or qualification: [as adverb]: I’m not entirely in favour of school uniforms voetstoots


Afrikaans, from the Dutch phrase met de voet te stoten 'to push with the foot'.

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