As nouns the difference between backie and tackie
is that backie
is a ride on the back of a bicycle or motorbike while tackie
is (south african) a canvas shoe with a rubber sole.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A ride on the back of a bicycle or motorbike.
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(South African) A canvas shoe with a rubber sole.
(Ireland, Limerick) Another word for trainers or runners.
(South African slang) A car-tyre or any vehicle’s tyre.
* The hot rod had fat tackies .
* US sneaker, UK plimsoll, Australia sandshoe; tennis shoe