Hessian boot

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hessian boot was in 1809

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“Hessian boot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hessian%20boot. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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