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Wellington boot

or wellington boot

  1. a leather boot with the front part of the top extending above the knee.
  2. a rubber or water-repellent leather boot extending to the knee or somewhat below it.
  3. half Wellington.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for wellington boots

Wellington boots

pl n
  1. Also called: gumboots, wellingtons British knee-length or calf-length rubber or rubberized boots, worn esp in wet conditionsOften shortened to: wellies
  2. 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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