Definition of moccasin
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
2a : water moccasinb : a snake (as of the genus Natrix) resembling a water moccasin
moccasinedplay \-sənd\ adjective
Recent Examples of moccasin from the Web
Outfit the family in moccasins at Arrow Gift Shop. 3 p.m. – Time to fan out.
In Paris, Piccioli ditched the suiting in favor of slim track pants, oversize anoraks, and a new, beaded sneaker style that's part moccasin, part runner.
Ferragamo’s footwear included penny loafers or slip on moccasins with rubber soles adorned with the trademark buckle for the city or rope accents for the seaside.
Photographs show spectacular Indian apparel — eagle-feather war bonnets, quillwork and beaded breastplates, an animal tooth necklace, dozens of beaded moccasins, pipes and pipe bags and knife pouches.
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Tod’s is offering several pairs of its iconic Gommini moccasin in an exclusive soft blue inspired by the Southern California ocean.
The flowers include red trillium, trailing arbutus and pink moccasin flower.
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Origin and Etymology of moccasin
Virginia Algonquian mockasin
First Known Use: circa 1612See Words from the same year
MOCCASIN Defined for English Language Learners
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
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