brodequin

noun
bro·​de·​quin | \ ˈbrōdəkə̇n, -räd-\
plural -s

Definition of brodequin

: buskin specifically : a high shoe once worn by women

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History and Etymology for brodequin

alteration (influenced by French brodequin) of earlier brodekin, brodkin, from Middle English brodkyn, from Middle French brodequin, alteration (influenced by broder to embroider) of brosequin, of non-Indo-European origin; probably akin to the source of Middle French broissequin, a sometimes fawn-colored cloth

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