voetganger

noun
voet·​gang·​er | \ ˈfütˌgäŋər \
plural -s

Definition of voetganger

: one of the immature wingless young of a southern African locust (Locustana pardalina) which migrate in huge devastating swarms

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History and Etymology for voetganger

Afrikaans, literally, pedestrian, from Middle Dutch, from voet foot + ganger walker, from ganc act of going, walk; akin to Old English fōt foot and to Old High German gang act of going

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“Voetganger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voetganger. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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