[ kah-mik ]
/ ˈkɑ mɪk /
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noun Canadian chiefly Eastern Arctic.
a mukluk made of sealskin.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
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Origin of kamik
Borrowed into English from Inuit around 1860–65
Words nearby kamik
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Example sentences from the Web for kamik
The boots, called kamik, are of sealskin, bleached to a spotless cream color.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
British Dictionary definitions for kamik
/ (ˈkɑːmɪk) /
Canadian a traditional Inuit boot made of caribou hide or sealskin
Word Origin for kamik
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