shoepac

noun
shoe·​pac | \ ˈshü-ˌpak How to pronounce shoepac (audio) \
variants: or shoepack

Definition of shoepac

: a waterproof laced boot worn especially over heavy socks in cold weather

First Known Use of shoepac

1731, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shoepac

by folk etymology from Delaware Jargon (Delaware-based pidgin) seppock shoe, from Delaware (Unami dialect) čípahkɔ shoes

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“Shoepac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoepac. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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