veldskoen

(South African) A shoe with untanned leather upper sewn without nails, similar to the Canadian moccasin. Thought to have been made by the Hottentots before the arrival of Europeans, but still made and worn in South Africa.

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  • veldskoen — [ fɛltskʊn, fɛls ] noun 1》 a strong suede or leather shoe or boot. 2》 [as modifier] S. African conservative or reactionary. Origin Afrik., lit. field shoe …   English new terms dictionary

  • veldskoen — n. a strong suede or leather shoe or boot. Etymology: Afrik., = field shoe …   Useful english dictionary

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  • velskoen — [velt′skün΄, felt′skün΄vel′skün΄, fel′skün΄] pl.n. 〚Afrik < vel, skin (< MDu, akin to FELL3) + skoen, shoe (akin to OE scoh,SHOE)〛 sturdy shoes of untanned hide, worn in South Africa: also …   Universalium

  • vellie — noun (South African slang) short for veldskoen …   Wiktionary

  • velskoen — [velt′skün΄, felt′skün΄vel′skün΄, fel′skün΄] pl.n. [Afrik < vel, skin (< MDu, akin to FELL3) + skoen, shoe (akin to OE scoh,SHOE)] sturdy shoes of untanned hide, worn in South Africa: also veldskoen [velt′skün΄, felt′skün΄] …   English World dictionary

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