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muckluck

[muhk-luhk] /ˈmʌk lʌk/
noun
1.

mukluk

[muhk-luhk] /ˈmʌk lʌk/
noun
1.
a soft boot worn by Eskimos, often lined with fur and usually made of sealskin or reindeer skin.
2.
a similar boot with a soft sole, usually worn for lounging.
Origin of mukluk
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; < Yupik maklak bearded seal, incorrectly taken to mean “sealskin,” then transferred to boots made of sealskin
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British Dictionary definitions for muckluck

mukluk

/ˈmʌklʌk/
noun
1.
a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit
Word Origin
from Inuktitut muklok large seal
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Word Origin and History for muckluck
n.

also mukluk, 1868, "sealskin, sealskin boots" from Eskimo maklak "large seal, sealskin." Meaning "canvas boots that resemble Eskimo ones" is from 1962.

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