[foo t-wair]
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Origin of footwear

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; foot + wear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for footwear

cleat, shoe, footwear, sneak, footgear, oxford, brogan, galoshes, waders, mukluk

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British Dictionary definitions for footwear


  1. anything worn to cover the feet
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