shoepac

or shoe·pack

[ shoo-pak ]
/ ˈʃuˌpæk /

noun

a heavy, laced, waterproof boot.

Nearby words

  1. shoehorn,
  2. shoelace,
  3. shoeless,
  4. shoemaker,
  5. shoemaker-levy 9,
  6. shoer,
  7. shoeshine,
  8. shoestring,
  9. shoestring catch,
  10. shoestring potatoes

Origin of shoepac

1745–55, Americanism; orig., an Indian moccasin with an extra sole, by folk etymology < Delaware Jargon (Swedish spelling) síppack, (E spelling) seppock shoe < Unami Delaware čípahkɔ shoes (singular čí·p·akw, cognate with N Unami (German spelling) machtschipak)

Also called pac.

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