[ shoo-pak ]
/ ˈʃuˌpæk /
a heavy, laced, waterproof boot.
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Also called pac.
Origin of shoepac
First recorded in 1745–55, Americanism; originally, an Indian moccasin with an extra sole, by folk etymology from Delaware Jargon (Swedish spelling) síppack, (English spelling) seppock “shoe,” from Unami Delaware čípahkɔ “shoes” (singular čí·p·akw, cognate with Northern Unami (German spelling) machtschipak )
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