[ muhk-luhk ]
/ ˈmʌk lʌk /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for mukluk
Although traditional mukluks were hand fitted and sewn with caribou hide and sinew, when fitted right, these use the same principals to keep your feet warm in very cold temperatures.
British Dictionary definitions for mukluk
/ (ˈmʌklʌk) /
a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit
Word Origin for mukluk
from Inuktitut muklok large seal
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