Hessian boot


Definition of Hessian boot

: a high boot that extends to just below the knee and is commonly ornamented with a tassel and that was introduced into England by the Hessians early in the 19th century

First Known Use of Hessian boot

1809, in the meaning defined above

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“Hessian boot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hessian%20boot. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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