moccasin

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noun moc·ca·sin \ˈmä-kə-sən\

Definition of moccasin

  1. 1a :  a soft leather heelless shoe or boot with the sole brought up the sides of the foot and over the toes where it is joined with a puckered seam to a U-shaped piece lying on top of the footb :  a regular shoe having a seam on the forepart of the vamp imitating the seam of a moccasin

  2. 2a :  water moccasinb :  a snake (as of the genus Natrix) resembling a water moccasin

moccasined

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Origin and Etymology of moccasin

Virginia Algonquian mockasin


First Known Use: circa 1612


MOCCASIN Defined for English Language Learners

moccasin

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noun moc·ca·sin \ˈmä-kə-sən\

Definition of moccasin for English Language Learners

  • : a flat shoe that is made of soft leather and is similar to a shoe originally worn by some Native Americans


MOCCASIN Defined for Kids

moccasin

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noun moc·ca·sin \ˈmä-kə-sən\

Definition of moccasin for Students

  1. 1 :  a soft shoe with no heel and the sole and sides made of one piece

  2. 2 :  water moccasin


Medical Dictionary

moccasin

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noun moc·ca·sin \ˈmäk-ə-sən\

Medical Definition of moccasin

  1. 1:  water moccasin

  2. 2:  a snake (as of the genus Natrix) resembling a water moccasin


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