geta

[ get-uh; Japanese ge-tah ]
/ ˈgɛt ə; Japanese ˈgɛ tɑ /

noun, plural ge·ta, ge·tas.

a traditional Japanese wooden clog that is worn outdoors, with a thong that passes between the first two toes and with two transverse supports on the bottom of the sole.

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Origin of geta

1880–85; <Japanese, perhaps by ellipsis from shita-geta, equivalent to shita below, under + -geta, combining form of keta slat, lath; or ge (<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese xià below) + Japanese (i)ta board
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