blu·​cher | \ ˈblü-chər How to pronounce blucher (audio) also -kər \

Definition of blucher

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a shoe having the tongue and vamp cut in one piece and the quarters lapped over the vamp and laced together for closing


biographical name
Blü·​cher | \ ˈblü-kər How to pronounce Blücher (audio) , ˈblᵫ-ḵər \

Definition of Blücher (Entry 2 of 2)

Gebhard Leberecht von 1742–1819 prince of Wahlstatt Prussian field marshal

Examples of blucher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The red socks draped alongside the butterscotch split-toe bluchers. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, "White Noise," 1 June 2020 Stick with a summer color palette, and pair a sweater with a tee, white jeans, and a pair of suede bluchers. Scott Christian, Esquire, "How to Dress for Vegas, Not Like Vegas," 5 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of blucher


1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blucher


G. L. von Blücher

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“Blucher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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