Definition of ankle-deep

: of depth sufficient to reach the ankles a street ankle-deep in mud

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First Known Use of ankle-deep

1665, in the meaning defined above

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“Ankle-deep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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