top boot


a high boot, especially one having a cuff of a different material, color, etc., from the rest of the boot.

Origin of top boot

First recorded in 1760–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for top boot

buskin, jackboot

Examples from the Web for top boot

Historical Examples of top boot

  • The latter, after remaining some time, was burnt, and the top-boot chopped off.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews

  • I took the knife quickly from my pocket, and stuck it into my top-boot.

    Jewish Children

    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • In shape the borough is strikingly like a man's leg and foot in a top-boot.

    The Kensington District

    Geraldine Edith Mitton

  • Pelikan had brought writing materials, a portable inkstand in his trouser pocket, and a quill pen in his top-boot.

  • Their descendant, the top-boot, has reformed itself wonderfully, and nearly all the inconvenience has been got rid of.

British Dictionary definitions for top boot

top boot


a high boot, often with a decorative or contrasting upper section
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