Definition of bootee in English:


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Pronunciation: /buːˈtiː
(also bootie)


1A baby’s soft woollen shoe.
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  • A pair of tiny baby bootees with a white ribbon hangs from a peg on a wall.
  • She felt she had to make things clear to him after she gave him a hand-knitted cardigan and bootees for his new baby.
  • It was fined £1,500 for selling a dangerous product after the baby needed weeks of medical treatment from wearing the bootees in bed.
2A woman’s short boot.
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  • 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.
3A protective shoe or lining for a shoe.
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  • 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.


late 18th century: from boot1 + -ee.

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