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  1. Also bootee. a usually soft, sometimes disposable sock or bootlike covering for the foot or shoe, as for informal wear, warmth, or protection: quilted booties for après-ski; germfree, throwaway booties for surgical teams.
  2. bootee(def 1).
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Origin of bootie

First recorded in 1790–1800; boot1 + -ie
Can be confusedbootee bootie booty
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Historical Examples

  • Wilkinson also had served under Wallis, but he died soon after the return of the Endeavour, and Bootie died on the way home.

    The Naval Pioneers of Australia and Walter Jeffery

    Louis Becke

  • Every man sharked for his present bootie, but was altogether careless of succeeding penurie.

    Captain John Smith

    Charles Dudley Warner

British Dictionary definitions for bootie


  1. a variant of bootee
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  1. British slang a Royal Marine
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Word Origin

C20: from bootneck, so called from the leather tab used to close their tunic collars
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