gum boot


: a rubber boot

Examples of gum boot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guests don gum boots to shift sheep, pick wild watercress for dinner cooked by a private chef, and hike to a secluded waterfall for yoga sessions. Petrina Darrah, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Oct. 2023 The Marashea dressed in gum boots, balaclavas, and traditional woollen blankets, worn clasped beneath the chin. Kimon De Greef, The New Yorker, 20 Feb. 2023 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, 8 Nov. 2019 The cost includes meals, wine and beer, accommodations, gum boots, and guiding. Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gum boot was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Gum boot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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