buskin

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noun bus·kin \ˈbəs-kən\

Definition of buskin

  1. 1 :  a laced boot reaching halfway or more to the knee

  2. 2a :  cothurnus 1b :  tragedy; especially :  tragedy resembling that of ancient Greek drama

Origin and Etymology of buskin

probably modification of Medieval French brozequin


First Known Use: 1503


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