gum boot

noun

Definition of gum boot

: a rubber boot

Examples of gum boot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baguma, a grave but cordial man wearing a yellow T-shirt and green gum boots, produced a police report and showed us the postmortem photos, printed in shadowy but lurid magenta. David Quammen, National Geographic, "‘I am scared all the time’: Chimps and people are clashing in rural Uganda," 8 Nov. 2019 The cost includes meals, wine and beer, accommodations, gum boots, and guiding. Sunset, "The West’s Best Place for a Wildlife Safari," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of gum boot

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Gum boot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gum%20boot. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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