chuk·​ka | \ ˈchə-kə How to pronounce chukka (audio) \
plural chukkas

Definition of chukka

: a usually ankle-high leather boot with two or three pairs of eyelets or a buckle and strap

Examples of chukka in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pairing has become something of a staple for Drake’s, which stocks its own house-model desert boot in addition to a moc-toe chukka dubbed the Crosby. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 3 Mar. 2022 Desert boots are best understood as a sub-genre of the chukka, with two distinct characteristics: a lower, two-eyelet profile and a crepe sole. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 14 Oct. 2021 Made with an 100% suede upper and a sole that’s 94% free of virgin plastic, these chukka design boots are constructed sustainably in factories with ethical practices. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 The chukka is a slippery category to define, but at its most generous includes any ankle-height boot with two-to-three eyelets. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 14 Oct. 2021 You can be seen wearing the Neumel chukka and Tasman slipper in photos for the campaign. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 6 Oct. 2021 For the guys, these classic Neumel chukka boots fall from $139.95 to $89.90 in a deep brown shade. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2020 Prince Harry looked equally as laid-back in a gray T-shirt, faded black khakis, a DIY bandana mask, and chestnut-coloured chukka boots. Eliza Huber,, 21 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of chukka

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chukka

chukka, alteration of chukker; from a similar polo player's boot

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26 Jun 2022

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“Chukka.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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