mukluk

mukluk

[muhk-luhk]
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:
1865–70, Americanism; < Yupik maklak bearded seal, incorrectly taken to mean “sealskin,” then transferred to boots made of sealskin

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mukluk (ˈmʌklʌk)
 
n
a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by the Inuit
 
[from Inuktitut muklok large seal]

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