- a boot reaching to the calf or knee, worn in earlier times; esp., the high, thick-soled, laced boot worn by actors in ancient Greek and Roman tragedy
- tragic drama; tragedy
Origin of buskinfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French broissequin from Middle Dutch brosekin, small leather boot
- A foot and leg covering reaching halfway to the knee, resembling a laced half boot.
- a. A thick-soled laced half boot worn by actors of Greek and Roman tragedies.b. Tragedy, especially that which resembles a Greek tragedy.
Origin of buskinPerhaps alteration (influenced by buckskin ) of obsolete French broisequin small leather boot
Apparently from Old French bousequin, variant of brousequin (> modern brodequin), probably from Middle Dutch broseken, of unknown origin.