high heels

plural noun

Definition of high heels

: shoes with high heels

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The hero, with flowing locks, shapely legs, and high heels, appears nonbinary. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "MFA takes visitors to ‘delectable’ fantasy worlds with two new exhibitions," 8 Aug. 2019 Then there are slip-on mules — both in a slide and high heel! — in a variety of colorways (white/orange, black/mint, and neutral beiges). Teen Vogue, "Eckhaus Latta and Ugg Released the Campaign for Their Autumn Winter 2019 Collaboration," 7 Aug. 2019 Before spending three hours in the makeup chair, Scott met with the show’s designer to tweak his drag look, in the process trying on a corset, high heels and fake eyelashes. John Wenzel, The Know, "Watch: MTV’s “Drag My Dad” brings Colorado Springs father and son closer together," 18 July 2019 One way to shave a few seconds off your daily routine is to find footwear that does double duty — like the shoes from German startup that quickly convert from flats to high heels. Tara Paniogue, latimes.com, "Stylish life hacks for new parents," 11 July 2019 There were two tiny feet and three pairs of big feet, two with spiked high heels which took short steps. Silvina Ocampo, The New Yorker, "Skylight," 11 July 2019 Authorities also noted Savannah was last seen wearing a black sleeveless top, a maroon skirt and high heels. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Six months after Savannah Spurlock disappeared, her body is found. Here's what to know," 11 July 2019 During the high heels run, there were chants against Vox. NBC News, "Madrid high heels run defies gravity, homophobia," 5 July 2019 The Game of Thrones actress showed up literally wearing high heels and a red dress, bringing an iconic line from the 2008 hit to life. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Is Wearing High Heels and a Red Dress to Her Rehearsal Dinner with Joe Jonas," 28 June 2019

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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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to move or obtain by small maneuvers

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