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mukluk

[ muhk-luhk ]
/ ˈmʌk lʌk /
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noun

a soft boot worn by the Inuit and Yupik in the American Arctic, often lined with fur and usually made of sealskin or reindeer skin.
a similar boot with a soft sole, usually worn for lounging.

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Sometimes muc·luc, muck·luck .

Origin of mukluk

First recorded in 1865–70, Americanism; from Yupik maklak “bearded seal,” incorrectly taken to mean “sealskin,” then transferred to “boots made of sealskin”
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British Dictionary definitions for mukluk

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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