or wellington boot
a leather boot with the front part of the top extending above the knee.
a rubber or water-repellent leather boot extending to the knee or somewhat below it.
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Origin of Wellington boot
First recorded in 1810–20; after the 1st Duke of Wellington
Also called Wellington, wel·ling·ton.
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Also called: gumboots, wellingtons British knee-length or calf-length rubber or rubberized boots, worn esp in wet conditionsOften shortened to: wellies
military leather boots covering the front of the knee but cut away at the back to allow easier bending of the knee
Word Origin for Wellington boots
C19: named after the 1st Duke of Wellington 2
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