or muc·luc, muck·luck
- 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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Examples from the Web for muckluck
He reflected that he had never seen one that didn't, except Muckluck.
She ain't my Muckluck, and I don't believe she's a minx, not a little bit.
The Boy pulled off a muckluck and threw it half across the room.
"Oh no," said Muckluck soothingly, but her face belied her words.
Muckluck also turned to him now and then, and by-and-by she said: "I think he go."
- a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit
from Inuktitut muklok large seal
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Word Origin and History for muckluck
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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