Definition of shoepac in English:

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shoepac

Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͞oˌpak/
(also shoepack)

noun

A commercially manufactured oiled leather boot, typically having a rubber sole.
Example sentences
  • They didn't have the clothes like we have now-a-days; like thermal shoepacks and snowsuits and stuff.
  • For warmth and comfort, the pioneers stuffed their moccasins or shoepacks with deer hair or dry leaves.
  • The shoepacks kept water out, but they also did not allow any air in to permit our sweaty feet to dry.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Delaware (Unami) sippack 'shoes', from čípahkpo 'moccasins', later assimilated to shoe.

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Syllabification: shoe·pac

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