Definition of tackie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also takkie) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈtæki//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæki//
    (South African English)
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  1. 1 a shoe with a rubber sole (= the part underneath), worn when dressing informally or for taking part in sports compare trainer
  2. 2(informal) a tyre on a car, etc.
  3. Word Originperhaps from tacky sense 1, with reference to their cheapness or tacky sense 2, with reference to the adhesion of the rubber.