plural geta or getas
: a Japanese wooden clog for outdoor wear

Illustration of geta

Illustration of geta

Examples of geta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s so much to love about Kinosaki, where visitors are greeted at the train station with a display of geta sandals from the quaint town’s dozens of hotels and bathhouses. Christina Liao, Vogue, 30 Dec. 2023 This type of wooden shoe is what the Japanese call a geta—a clog to be worn outdoors. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Feb. 2022 Today, in response to the flurry of questions about them, West tweeted a diptych including a photograph of what appeared to be a modern version of the traditional Japanese shoe, the geta. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 28 Aug. 2018

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Word History



First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geta was in 1876

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“Geta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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