• synonyms


  1. a rubber boot.
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Origin of gumboot

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; gum1 + boot1
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Examples from the Web for gumboots

Historical Examples

  • We change into gumboots in an old cellar and our journey commences.

    The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

    G. K. Rose

  • The men crept along on sodden, swollen feet—no gumboots had been obtainable.

British Dictionary definitions for gumboots


pl n
  1. another name for Wellington boots (def. 1)
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