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Wellington boots

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pl n
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
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Word Origin for Wellington boots

C19: named after the 1st Duke of Wellington 2
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