Definitions

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  • interj. get lost! go away! An exclamation of dismissal or rejection.

Etymologies

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From Afrikaans voetsek, voortsek, short form(s) of voort se ek ("go on I said").

Examples

  • He went to the police station but was told to "voetsek" when he said he did not want a black police officer to take his statement.

    IOL: News

  • When they stopped to ask what the men were doing, they were told to "voetsek".

    IOL: News

  • Ncwane said Defence Minister Mosioua "Terror" Lekota who was then sent to Khutsong left with egg on his face after residents told him to "voetsek" out of the town.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Some of them carried posters that urged "hands off our mayor", and "voetsek baas Tony Leon".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Voetsek, voetsek (go away)," they chanted as workers loaded the bust on a truck.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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