mucluc

[muhk-luhk]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. muckraking,
  2. mucksweat,
  3. muckworm,
  4. mucky,
  5. muckymuck,
  6. muco-,
  7. mucocele,
  8. mucocutaneous,
  9. mucocutaneous junction,
  10. mucocutaneous leishmaniasis

mukluk

or muc·luc, muck·luck

[muhk-luhk]

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 mucluc

mukluk

noun

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

Word Origin for mukluk

from Inuktitut muklok large seal

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