Definition of bootie in English:


Syllabification: boot·ie
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞otē
(also bootee)

noun (plural booties)

  • 1A soft shoe, typically knitted, worn by a baby.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Any soft, socklike shoe.
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    • Had I been following celebrity protocol, this might have taken some time - Paris Hilton, after all, dresses her chihuahua, Tinkerbell, in bubblegum-pink booties with a matching diamanté-encrusted collar.
    • Police in Northumbria have issued their Alsatians with the latest in crime-fighting equipment - canine booties.
    • The dogs love the snow, for obvious and less obvious reasons - it gives them a chance to show off their cute booties, in the latest style.
  • 2A 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.
  • 3A 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.


late 18th century: from boot1 + -ie.

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