gum boot

noun

: a rubber boot

Example Sentences

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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gum%20boot. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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