brodequin

noun bro·de·quin \ˈbrōdəkə̇n, -räd-\

Definition of brodequin

plural

-s

  1. :  buskin; specifically :  a high shoe once worn by women

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at buskin, broider


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