moccasin

noun

moc·​ca·​sin ˈmä-kə-sən How to pronounce moccasin (audio)
1
a
: 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 foot
b
: a regular shoe having a seam on the forepart of the vamp imitating the seam of a moccasin
2
b
: a snake (as of the genus Natrix) resembling a water moccasin
moccasined adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Nobody makes a cozy, cold-weather moccasin quite like Minnetonka. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 11 Dec. 2022 The report cites an account that the name was inspired by an imprint shaped like a woman’s moccasin in a granite rock pointing toward the valley. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2022 Reviewers have said that the Zigzagger moccasin slippers straight up feel like walking on two clouds — and some people admitted they have even been brought to tears by how comfortable the slippers are. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2022 The report cites an account that the name was inspired by an imprint shaped like a woman’s moccasin in a granite rock pointing toward the valley. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2022 The report cites an account that the name was inspired by an imprint shaped like a woman’s moccasin in a granite rock pointing toward the valley. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2022 The report cites an account that the name was inspired by an imprint shaped like a woman’s moccasin in a granite rock pointing toward the valley. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2022 The report cites an account that the name was inspired by an imprint shaped like a woman’s moccasin in a granite rock pointing toward the valley. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2022 The report cites an account that the name was inspired by an imprint shaped like a woman’s moccasin in a granite rock pointing toward the valley. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Virginia Algonquian mockasin

First Known Use

circa 1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of moccasin was circa 1612

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Cite this Entry

“Moccasin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moccasin. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

moccasin

noun
moc·​ca·​sin ˈmäk-ə-sən How to pronounce moccasin (audio)
1
a
: a soft leather shoe without a heel and with the sole and sides made of one piece
b
: a similar shoe with a separate sole
2

Medical Definition

moccasin

noun
moc·​ca·​sin ˈmäk-ə-sən How to pronounce moccasin (audio)
1
2
: a snake (as of the genus Natrix) resembling a water moccasin
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