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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- a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit
from Inuktitut muklok large seal