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voetjie-voetjie, noun

Forms:
foochie-foochie, footchy footchyShow more Also foochie-foochie, footchy footchy, voetsie-voetsie.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, reduplication of voet foot + -ie.
colloquial
A clandestine (usually amorous) mutual touching of feet, usually under a table; footsie-footsie. Also figurative, flirtation.
Note:
See note on reduplication in South African English at now-now.
1916 S. Black in S. Gray Three Plays (1984) 211We’ve a fine little game in the Cape Colony that we call footchy footchy.
1989 C. Derby-Lewis in Frontline Aug. 13CP count will be much higher than 75 if government’s voetjie-voetjie with ANC increases.
A clandestine (usually amorous) mutual touching of feet, usually under a table; footsie-footsie. Also figurative, flirtation.

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