[bloo-ker, -cher]


a strong, leather half boot.
a shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and overlapped by the quarters, which lace across the instep.

Nearby words

  1. blub,
  2. blubber,
  3. blubberhead,
  4. blubbering,
  5. blubbery,
  6. bluchers,
  7. bludge,
  8. bludgeon,
  9. bludgeoneer,
  10. bludger

Origin of blucher

First recorded in 1825–35; named after G. L. von Blücher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bluchers

British Dictionary definitions for bluchers



obsolete a high shoe with laces over the tongue

Word Origin for blucher

C19: named after Field Marshal Blücher



Gebhard Leberecht von (ˈɡɛphart ˈleːbərɛçt fɔn). 1742–1819, Prussian field marshal, who commanded the Prussian army against Napoleon at Waterloo (1815)
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Word Origin and History for bluchers



type of old-style boots, from Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht Blücher (1742-1819).

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