sly boots

slyboots

[slahy-boots]
noun (used with a singular verb)
an engagingly sly or mischievous person.

Origin:
1690–1700; sly + boots (plural of boot1), used metonymically; cf. boots

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slyboots (ˈslaɪˌbuːts)
 
pl n
(functioning as singular) a person who is sly

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