congress gaiter

noun, often capitalized C
variants: or congress shoe

Definition of congress gaiter

: a flexible ankle-high shoe having deep elastic gussets in the sides of the upper — compare romeo

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History and Etymology for congress gaiter

congress entry 1; from its former popularity among members of the U.S. Congress

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“Congress gaiter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congress%20gaiter. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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