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footsie-footsie, noun

Origin:
English, Afrikaans, Show more Adaptation of general English footy, footy-footy, probably influenced by Afrikaans voetjie-voetjie (see voetjie-voetjie); footsie does however occur in general English as a variant of footy.
colloquial
voetjie-voetjie. Also attributive, figurative, and in shortened form footsie.
1953 A. Mogale in Drum Sept. 25Maybe they’re playing footsie in her boudoir.
1991 L.A. Aupiais in Style Nov. 133We live in turbulent times what with Hussein going off half-cocked and Russia playing footsie-footsie left, right and centre.
voetjie-voetjie. Also attributive, figurative, and in shortened form footsie.

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