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slyboots

[slahy-boots]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. an engagingly sly or mischievous person.
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Origin of slyboots

1690–1700; sly + boots (plural of boot1), used metonymically; cf. boots
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Historical Examples

  • If Slyboots had eaten tit-bits in moderation, he might be sitting on the poker to this day.

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    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • "He is not named Finot" (finaud, slyboots) "for nothing," said Lucien.

  • Maida, you slyboots, you must have done all this after we left.

    Maida's Little Shop

    Inez Haynes Irwin

  • It was to this seat that Slyboots elevated himself by his own choice, and became the Kitchen Crow.

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    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • He became a member of the family, and received the name of Slyboots, for reasons with which it is unnecessary to trouble you.

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    Juliana Horatia Ewing


British Dictionary definitions for slyboots

slyboots

pl n
  1. (functioning as singular) a person who is sly
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