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gumboot

[guhm-boot]
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noun
  1. a rubber boot.

Origin of gumboot

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; gum1 + boot1
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Examples from the Web for gumboot

Historical Examples

  • Reeling from the shelter of a ruined cabin, "Gumboot Annie!"

    Scarlett of the Mounted</p>

    Marguerite Merington

  • Gumboot Annie took time to spit before replying, "I am the lady."

    Scarlett of the Mounted</p>

    Marguerite Merington

  • On this Gumboot Annie, when appealed to, threw a lurid local color.

    Scarlett of the Mounted</p>

    Marguerite Merington

  • I heard the message receding into the distance with the words "fool" "gumboot" preceded by increasingly lurid adjectives.

  • The officer, becoming annoyed at the delay, sent back the message: "Who's the fool who lost his gumboot?"


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