Definition of bootie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞odē/
(also bootee)

noun (plural booties)

1A soft shoe, typically a knitted one worn by a baby.
Example sentences
  • We also include our golf shoe bootie or baby golf hat with all of our infant outfits.
  • They get her footprints, and they dress her in a tiny, yellow lace gown, complete with matching booties and a yellow knit cap.
  • I think Grandma was knitting her booties again.
2A protective shoe or lining for a shoe.
Example sentences
  • The bootie has an outsole for improved traction that utilizes a screen rubber pattern identical to the main shoe's outsole.
  • His wound opened, and he was not given booties to even protect his infected and swollen foot.
  • Finally, scuba booties will protect your feet from the sun and chafing from your fins, and will come in handy for launching and landing your kayak.
3A woman’s short boot.
Example sentences
  • Not your typical galoshes, the slick rubber booties have an adorable white heel and are less about puddle-splashing, more about stylish strolls in the mist.
  • I mean, did they really think they could, just by stamping their million-dollar booties on the ground like some pampered rich man's son, get the sympathy of the country?
  • Those boxing booties are the bad kind of sport-fashion fusion.


Late 18th century: from boot1 + -ie.

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Syllabification: boot·ie

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