buskin

noun
bus·​kin | \ ˈbə-skən How to pronounce buskin (audio) \

Definition of buskin

1 : a laced boot reaching halfway or more to the knee
b : tragedy especially : tragedy resembling that of ancient Greek drama

First Known Use of buskin

1503, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for buskin

probably modification of Middle French brozequin

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“Buskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buskin. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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