Mukluk definition

mŭklŭk
A soft boot made of reindeer skin or sealskin and worn by Eskimos.
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A slipper with a soft sole resembling this boot.
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An Eskimo boot made of sealskin or reindeer skin.
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A boot like this, made of canvas, rubber, etc.
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(Canada, US) A soft knee-high boot of sealskin or reindeer skin, originally worn by Inuit and Yupik.
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(Canada, US) A laced winter boot resembling a traditional mukluk, with thick rubber sole and cloth upper.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mukluk
Plural:
mukluks

Origin of mukluk

  • Yupik maklak bearded seal (from whose skin the soles of mukluks have traditionally been made)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Central Siberian Yupik maklak (“bearded seal"), referring to sealskin used to make boots.

    From Wiktionary