moccasin

play
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

play \-sənd\ adjective

Recent Examples of moccasin from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'moccasin'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of moccasin

Virginia Algonquian mockasin


MOCCASIN Defined for English Language Learners

moccasin

play
noun

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

play
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

play
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


Learn More about moccasin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up moccasin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to become worse as time passes

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!