Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

muckluck

[muhk-luhk] /ˈmʌk lʌk/
noun
1.

mukluk

or mucluc, muckluck

[muhk-luhk] /ˈmʌk lʌk/
noun
1.
a soft boot worn by Eskimos, often lined with fur and usually made of sealskin or reindeer skin.
2.
a similar boot with a soft sole, usually worn for lounging.
Origin of mukluk
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; < Yupik maklak bearded seal, incorrectly taken to mean “sealskin,” then transferred to boots made of sealskin
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for muckluck
Historical Examples
  • He reflected that he had never seen one that didn't, except muckluck.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • She ain't my muckluck, and I don't believe she's a minx, not a little bit.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • The Boy pulled off a muckluck and threw it half across the room.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • "Oh no," said muckluck soothingly, but her face belied her words.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • muckluck also turned to him now and then, and by-and-by she said: "I think he go."

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • "Nicholas know he not able tell all like white man," muckluck continued.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • Little White Fox slipped behind the muckluck grass and listened.

  • A fire burnt brightly in the middle of the earthen floor, and over it was bending Princess muckluck, cooking the evening meal.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • The Boy, feeling he would need an interpreter, signed to muckluck to come and sit by him.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • He asked him some question, and they discussed the point volubly, muckluck following the argument with close attention.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
British Dictionary definitions for muckluck

mukluk

/ˈmʌklʌk/
noun
1.
a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit
Word Origin
from Inuktitut muklok large seal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for muckluck
n.

also mukluk, 1868, "sealskin, sealskin boots" from Eskimo maklak "large seal, sealskin." Meaning "canvas boots that resemble Eskimo ones" is from 1962.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for muckluck

Word Value for muckluck

22
28
Scrabble Words With Friends