bootless

[ boot-lis ]
/ ˈbut lɪs /

adjective

without result, gain, or advantage; unavailing; useless.

Nearby words

  1. bootleg,
  2. bootleg play,
  3. bootlegged,
  4. bootlegger,
  5. bootlegging,
  6. bootlessly,
  7. bootlick,
  8. bootloader,
  9. boots,
  10. boots and all

Origin of bootless

before 1000; Middle English bot(e)les, Old English bōtlēas unpardonable. See boot2, -less

Related formsboot·less·ly, adverbboot·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bootless

bootless

/ (ˈbuːtlɪs) /

adjective

of little or no use; vain; fruitlessa bootless search
Derived Formsbootlessly, adverb

Word Origin for bootless

Old English bōtlēas, from bōt compensation; Old Norse bótalauss

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