bootee

noun
boo·​tee | \ bü-ˈtē How to pronounce bootee (audio) , of infants' footwear ˈbü-tē \
variants: or

Definition of bootee

: a usually ankle-length boot, slipper, or sock especially : an infant's knitted or crocheted sock

Examples of bootee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Defense attorney Dan Nardoni suggested that in Bruno’s case, the true killer fled and left her blood on a bootee that Gargiulo had accidentally dropped in the area. Alene Tchekmedyianstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Accused serial killer has no memory of one attack and denies others, defense says," 8 Aug. 2019 Some elderly volunteers had crocheted bootees for the rubber models to fit inside. Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker, "The New Front Line of the Anti-Abortion Movement," 11 Nov. 2019 After Bruno’s slaying, investigators found a blue surgical bootee with drops of her blood and Gargiulo’s DNA on the elastic band. Alene Tchekmedyianstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Accused serial killer has no memory of one attack and denies others, defense says," 8 Aug. 2019 Gargiulo wore the same types of bootees over his shoes for his work as an air conditioner repairman. Alene Tchekmedyianstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Accused serial killer has no memory of one attack and denies others, defense says," 8 Aug. 2019 Blu, an 8-year-old competing in his final show, arrived from Tennessee with a compete rain ensemble, bootees and all. Kelly Whiteside, New York Times, "No, That’s Not a Mop. It’s a Puli.," 12 Feb. 2018 Just above the Sunset Strip, construction workers in white bootees were putting the final touches on another home — a 14,000-square-foot house that Mr. Niami is building for himself. Candace Jackson, New York Times, "Who Wants to Buy the Most Expensive House in America?," 23 Dec. 2017 Now, a stylist rushed about, picking out cute sleeveless dresses, embroidered tunics, layered necklaces and suede bootees for the teacher to try on. Natasha Singer, New York Times, "Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues," 2 Sep. 2017 The Shoebox is clearing out boots and bootees including a pair of thigh-high Sergio Rossi stunners ($840, originally $1,680) for 50 percent off. Alison S. Cohn, New York Times, "Hold Onto Your Wallets! January Brings Big Designer Discounts," 4 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of bootee

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bootee was in 1799

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15 Jan 2020

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“Bootee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bootee. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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bootee

noun
boo·​tee
variants: or bootie \ ˈbü-​tē \

Kids Definition of bootee

: an infant's knitted sock

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