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bootie

[ boo-tee ]
/ ˈbu ti /
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noun
a baby's socklike shoe, usually knitted or crocheted, and calf-length or shorter.
a woman's boot having a short leg.
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.
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Also boo·tee [boo-tee, boo-tee] /buˈti, ˈbu ti/ .

Origin of bootie

First recorded in 1790–1800; boot1 + -ie

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bootie

bootie , booty
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British Dictionary definitions for bootie (1 of 2)

bootie1
/ (ˈbuːtɪ) /

noun
a variant of bootee

British Dictionary definitions for bootie (2 of 2)

bootie2
/ (ˈbuːtɪ) /

noun
British slang a Royal Marine

Word Origin for bootie

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