se voet, interjection

Origin:
Afrikaans, EnglishShow more Afrikaans, possessive pronoun se his, her, their + voet foot; perhaps from English my foot.
colloquial
‘My foot’, an expression of derision or disbelief, challenging a statement or suggestion made by another.
1971 Beeton & Dorner in Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.2 No.1, 49Good rugby player se voet! he didn’t score a single goal.
1977 Blossom in Darling 18 July 123Of course the ole man overhears...‘Guilty conshence se voet’..he says at the top of he’s voice.
1980 A. Dangor in M. Mutloatse Forced Landing 165‘Oh shut up. I told you I’m not moving, this is my home!’ ‘Home se voet! Look at it.’
1989 H. Prendini in Style Feb. 36So we talk roots. The Afrikaner identity and the English lack of one. ‘Identity se voet’ turns out to be a common reaction.
1991 T. Baron in Sunday Times 5 May 27‘Oh my aching feet!’ ‘Aching feet, se voet’ I was still being polite, you understand.
1992 A. Harber in Weekly Mail 15 May 25The authorities argue that the secret police network which we have shown to be connected to violence was a legitimate under-cover operation directed at arms smuggling. Se voet, we say.
‘My foot’, an expression of derision or disbelief, challenging a statement or suggestion made by another.
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