blu·​cher ˈblü-chər How to pronounce blucher (audio)
 also  -kər
: a shoe having the tongue and vamp cut in one piece and the quarters lapped over the vamp and laced together for closing

Examples of blucher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The red socks draped alongside the butterscotch split-toe bluchers. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, 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, 5 Apr. 2017

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Word History


G. L. von Blücher

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blucher was in 1832

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“Blucher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Blü·​cher ˈblü-kər How to pronounce Blücher (audio)
Gebhard Leberecht von 1742–1819 prince of Wahlstatt Prussian field marshal

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