Definition of winkle-picker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwiNGkəl ˌpikər/


British informal
A shoe with a long pointed toe, popular in the 1950s.
Example sentences
  • Like many young people I ignored advice not to wear winkle-pickers, stilettoes and high platforms, and boy am I paying for it.
  • The tiniest kitten heels in the world, and toes like winkle-pickers.
  • If you were a mod you had to wear winkle-pickers.

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Syllabification: win·kle-pick·er

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