well booted


equipped with or wearing boots.
Ornithology. (of the tarsus of certain birds) covered with a continuous horny, bootlike sheath.

1545–55; boot1 + -ed3

unbooted, adjective
well-booted, adjective
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booted (ˈbuːtɪd)
1.  wearing boots
2.  ornithol
 a.  (of birds) having an undivided tarsus covered with a horny sheath
 b.  (of poultry) having a feathered tarsus

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Word Origin & History

"footwear," early 14c., from O.Fr. bote "boot" (12c.), with corresponding words in Prov. and Sp., of unknown origin, perhaps from a Gmc. source. Originally for riding boots only. The verb meaning "kick" is Amer.Eng. 1877; that of "eject" is from 1880.

"profit, use," O.E. bot "help, relief, advantage; atonement," lit. "a making better," from P.Gmc. *boto (see better). Cf. Ger. Buße "penance, atonement," Goth. botha "advantage." Now mostly in phrase to boot (O.E. to bote).

"start up a computer," 1975, from bootstrap (n.), 1953, "fixed sequence of instructions to load the operating system of a computer," on notion of the first-loaded program pulling itself, and the rest, up by the bootstraps.
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Slang Dictionary

boot definition

  1. n.
    a thrill; a charge. : I get a real boot out of my grandchildren.
  2. tv.
    to dismiss or eject someone. : I booted him myself.
  3. n.
    a dismissal or ejection. : I got the boot even though I had worked there for a decade.
  4. tv. & in.
    to start the operating system of a computer. : When I booted, all I got was a feep.
  5. in.
    to empty one's stomach; to vomit. : The kid booted and booted and will probably never smoke another cigar.
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