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takkie, noun2

Forms:
Also tackey.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, tak bough, branch + diminutive suffix -ie.
obsolescent
A small branch or twig. Also figurative, and occasionally tack.
1890 A. Martin Home Life 111It is impossible to walk about the camps unless armed with a weapon of defence called a ‘tackey’. This is simply a long and stout branch of mimosa, with thorns all left on at the end.
1971 Informant, GrahamstownHaven’t we got some takkies to get this fire going?
A small branch or twig. Also figurative, and occasionally tack.

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