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pens en pootjies, noun phrase

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Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch pens belly, tripe + en and + pootjes, poot animal’s hoof or foot + diminutive suffix -ie + plural suffix -s.
Tripe and trotters. Also attributive, and partial translation of pens and pootjes. See also offal sense b. Cf. kop-en-pootjies.
1815 A. Plumptre tr. of H. Lichtenstein’s Trav. in Sn Afr. II. 355Two or three sheep were killed every day: the entrails and feet were cooked with the fat of the tail, for breakfast, after a fashion which is very much in vogue throughout the colony, under the name of pens en pootjets [sic].
1985 Newsletter (W. Prov. Sports Club) JulyAug.Tripe and trotters (pens en pootjies) R4,20. Pork Khebabs with pineapple R5,50.
Tripe and trotters. Also attributive, and partial translation of pens and pootjes.

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