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.

Nearby words

  1. mujik,
  2. mujtahid,
  3. mukalla,
  4. mukden,
  5. mukha,
  6. mukti,
  7. muktuk,
  8. mulatto,
  9. mulberry,
  10. mulberry family

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 mukluk

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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