Definition of mukluk in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməkˌlək/


North American
A high, soft boot that is worn in the American Arctic and is traditionally made from sealskin.
Example sentences
  • Inspired by the Arctic dogsled adventures of designer Patti Steger Holmburg, the Minnesota-based company makes mukluks and moccasins in the Native American tradition.
  • People are swapping their snowshoes and mukluks for sandals.
  • There is a wood floor and you don't need to wear your boots inside, but a pair of wool slipper socks or mukluks is a good idea.


Mid 19th century: from Yupik maklak 'bearded seal'.

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