kitten heel

[ kit-n heel ]
/ ˈkɪt n ˌhil /

noun

a thin, tapering heel on a woman's shoe, lower than a spike heel.
a shoe with this type of heel.

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Origin of kitten heel

First recorded in 1955–60; so called because originally considered appropriate for teenagers
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British Dictionary definitions for kitten heel

kitten heel

noun

a low stiletto heel on a woman's shoe
a woman's shoe with a low stiletto heel
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