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Ugg boot

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Pronunciation: /ʌɡ
 
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(also Ugh boot)

Definition of Ugg boot in English:

noun

trademark
A type of soft sheepskin boot.
Example sentences
  • Where I was raised upstate, the creepy hippies who lived in yurts on the outskirts of town would rent a cheap storefront every Christmas and sell Ugg boots and cheesy animal skin vests.
  • I recall spending most of my sixteenth year dressed in the uniform of a surfer - ugg boots, flannelette shirts with button up collars, long blonde hair and Neil Young music were de rigueur.
  • To me, it seems that every five minutes, another bemused foreign celebrity is being presented with Akubra hats and ugg boots, and invited to manhandle native fauna.

Origin

1960s (as Ugh boot): perhaps named after Ugh, a series of cartoon characters, or an abbreviation of ugly.

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