- an Eskimo boot made of sealskin or reindeer skin
- a boot like this, made of canvas, rubber, etc.
Origin of muklukEskimo muklok, a large seal
- A soft boot made of reindeer skin or sealskin and worn by Eskimos.
- A slipper with a soft sole resembling this boot.
Origin of muklukYupik maklak bearded seal ( from whose skin the soles of mukluks have traditionally been made )
From Central Siberian Yupik maklak (“bearded seal"), referring to sealskin used to make boots.