- 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.