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footwear

[ foot-wair ]
/ ˈfʊtˌwɛər /
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noun

articles to be worn on the feet, as shoes, slippers, or boots.

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Origin of footwear

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; foot + wear
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British Dictionary definitions for footwear

footwear
/ (ˈfʊtˌwɛə) /

noun

anything worn to cover the feet
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