mucluc

[muhk-luhk]

mukluk

or muc·luc, muck·luck

[muhk-luhk]
noun
  1. a soft boot worn by Eskimos, often lined with fur and usually made of sealskin or reindeer skin.
  2. 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 mucluc

Historical Examples of mucluc

  • His gentle snore arose on the air, and Mucluc Charley began to giggle.

    Lost Face

    Jack London

  • One of us has got to make a run of it to Mucluc an' raise a relief.

    Smoke Bellew

    Jack London

  • This was their sixth day out from the lively camp of Mucluc on the Yukon.

    Smoke Bellew

    Jack London

  • Mucluc Charley chased the elusive idea through all the nooks and crannies of his drowning consciousness.

    Lost Face

    Jack London

  • Mucluc Charley giggled over the idea that he could not catch for the edification of Leclaire.

    Lost Face

    Jack London


British Dictionary definitions for mucluc

mukluk

noun
  1. a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit

Word Origin for mukluk

from Inuktitut muklok large seal
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