mukluk

noun

muk·​luk ˈmək-ˌlək How to pronounce mukluk (audio)
1
: a sealskin or reindeer-skin boot typically worn by Indigenous peoples of usually arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and eastern Siberia
2
: a boot often of duck with a soft leather sole and worn over several pairs of socks

Examples of mukluk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a 2011 interview with Karen Brewster, Argus remembered seeing Thayer’s crampon had slipped off, to the side of his mukluk. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Nov. 2022 There were a few high heels mixed in with the mukluks and many varieties of sturdy hiking boots. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Mar. 2023 Midday on a downtown street she was adorned from headdress to mukluk with items hand-fashioned by herself and her family. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2022 Instead of names being drawn from a mukluk at a packed banquet in Anchorage’s Dena’ina Center, this year’s starting order was determined by a digital number generator. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Yupik maklak bearded seal

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mukluk was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Mukluk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mukluk. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

mukluk

noun
muk·​luk ˈmək-ˌlək How to pronounce mukluk (audio)
1
: a boot of sealskin or reindeer skin typically worn by people native to usually arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Siberia
2
: a boot with a soft leather sole worn over several pairs of socks
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