Definition of shoepac in English:

shoepac

Syllabification: shoe·pac
Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͞oˌpak
 
/
(also shoepack)

noun

  • A commercially manufactured oiled leather boot, typically having a rubber sole.
    More 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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