Definition of gumboot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəmˌbo͞ot/


(usually gumboots)
Chiefly British term for gum1 (sense 2 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • All that was left was the letterbox and a pair of rubber gumboots.
  • They may need gumboots or sturdy footwear for the 15-minute walk from the carpark to the memorial site, Ms Cowin said.
  • It was much smoother for us this time - there were no doctors in white plastic aprons and white rubber gumboots, there were no suction cups and no forceps and no blood splatters.

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Syllabification: gum·boot

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