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mukluk

or muc·luc, muck·luck

[muhk-luhk]
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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

1865–70, Americanism; < Yupik maklak bearded seal, incorrectly taken to mean “sealskin,” then transferred to boots made of sealskin
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British Dictionary definitions for mukluk

mukluk

noun
  1. a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit

Word Origin

from Inuktitut muklok large seal
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