shoe·​pac ˈshü-ˌpak How to pronounce shoepac (audio)
variants or shoepack
: a waterproof laced boot worn especially over heavy socks in cold weather

Word History


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

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shoepac was in 1731

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Cite this Entry

“Shoepac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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