muckluck

[ muhk-luhk ]
/ ˈmʌk lʌk /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. muckamuck,
  2. mucker,
  3. mucking,
  4. muckland,
  5. muckle,
  6. muckrake,
  7. muckraker,
  8. muckrakers,
  9. muckraking,
  10. mucksweat

mukluk

or muc·luc, muck·luck

[ muhk-luhk ]
/ ˈmʌk lʌk /

noun

a soft boot worn by Eskimos, often lined with fur and usually made of sealskin or reindeer skin.
a similar boot with a soft sole, usually worn for lounging.

Origin of mukluk

1865–70, Americanism; < Yupik maklak bearded seal, incorrectly taken to mean “sealskin,” then transferred to boots made of sealskin

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British Dictionary definitions for muckluck

mukluk

/ (ˈmʌklʌk) /

noun

a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit

Word Origin for mukluk

from Inuktitut muklok large seal

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Word Origin and History for muckluck

muckluck

n.

also mukluk, 1868, "sealskin, sealskin boots" from Eskimo maklak "large seal, sealskin." Meaning "canvas boots that resemble Eskimo ones" is from 1962.

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