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[boo-tee or especially for 1, 3 boo-tee]
  1. Also bootie. a baby's socklike shoe, usually knitted or crocheted, and calf-length or shorter.
  2. any boot having a short leg.
  3. bootie(def 1).
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Origin of bootee

1790–1800, Americanism; boot1 + -ee, perhaps as pseudo-French spelling of -y2 (-ie)
Can be confusedbootee bootie booty
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Examples from the Web for bootee

Historical Examples

  • Some sixteen-year-old girl in the mailing department who doesn't know a flannel band from a bootee when she sees it.

    Fanny Herself

    Edna Ferber

  • Sew centre of strap to back seam of bootee just above pink foot.

  • Remember you must always begin a row on the right side of the bootee.

  • Finish with cord and tassels or ribbon, run in the 4th row of trebles around top of bootee.

British Dictionary definitions for bootee



  1. a soft shoe for a baby, esp a knitted one
  2. a boot for women and children, esp an ankle-length one
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