slyboots

[ slahy-boots ]
/ ˈslaɪˌbuts /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

an engagingly sly or mischievous person.

Origin of slyboots

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

/ (ˈslaɪˌbuːts) /

pl n

(functioning as singular) a person who is sly
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