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foefie slide, noun phrase

Forms:
fooffy slide, foofy slideShow more Also fooffy slide, foofy slide, fuffie slide, fuffy slide.
Origin:
Afrikaans, EnglishShow more Probably Afrikaans foefie stunt, trick + English slide a smooth or slippery surface for sliding on.
A slide formed of a rope or cable secured between two points (one higher than the other) enabling a rapid descent by one holding on to, and suspended beneath, an attached handle or pulley.
1970 J.F. Prinsloo Informant, Lüderitz (Namibia)Foefieslide. A wire between two trees, at one end higher than the other. A short piece of pipe is then used by boys to hold on while they slide from the highest to the lower end.
1989 E. Reid in Motorist Oct.Dec. 18Other facilities at Water Wonderland include a ‘foofie-slide’ made for sliding along a rope into the water below.
A slide formed of a rope or cable secured between two points (one higher than the other) enabling a rapid descent by one holding on to, and suspended beneath, an attached handle or pulley.
Derivatives:
Hence foefie-sliding noun, the riding of a foefie slide.
1974 Personality 29 Nov. 117Foofy-sliding may be great fun for the André de Beers of this world. But what about their poor mothers?

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