high heels

plural noun

Definition of high heels

: shoes with high heels

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North West, the five-year-old daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, borrowed a pair of her mom's high heels for her cousin True Thompson's first birthday party. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "North West Borrowed Kim Kardashian's High Heels at True Thompson's Birthday Party," 16 Apr. 2019 Everyone expects a high heel for this theme, so go the other direction. Hannah Miller, Seventeen, "How to Spice Up Your Prom Look For Any and Every Theme Imaginable," 27 Mar. 2019 The fun pop of red from her high heels was the cherry on top of a killer, colorful outfit. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Weren't Shy With the PDA During Their Birkenhead Visit," 14 Jan. 2019 The footwear included a high heel, and Blake finished off the look with simple jewelry and tousled hair, looking perfectly festive for the holiday season. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Blake Lively Wears Sequined Dress and Matching Thigh-High Boots at Chanel Métiers d'Art Show," 9 Dec. 2018 Trump faced criticism of her own last year for leaving Washington to visit Texas after Hurricane Harvey wearing sky-high heels. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "5 things to know as Melania Trump visits child shelters in Arizona," 28 June 2018 That might not sound too bad at first, but factor in the fact most of the attendees are wearing extravagant outfits: sky-high heels, trains that go for miles, and (at least last night) extreme headpieces. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Celebrities Who Sat on the Stairs at the 2018 Met Gala Are a Total Mood," 8 May 2018 Girls in silk, taffeta and tulle tottered in sky-high heels. San Francisco Chronicle, "She wanted everything to be perfect, just for one night.," 5 May 2018 The actress turned soon-to-be Duchess is likely used to sporting sky-high heels from her days on Suits, and her various red carpet appearances. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Will Likely Wear Shoes Like This On Her Wedding Day," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of high heels

1671, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of high heels

: women's shoes that have tall heels

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