Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A boot with a short top covering only the ankle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A boot with a short top covering only the ankle. See cocker, and Congress boot, under congress.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as boot, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a boot reaching halfway up to the knee

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • In that instant, she brought the heel of her half-boot down on his instep as hard as she could and dropped to the ground.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • If the price tag — a whopping $755 at Barneys — is bit too high, try Jeffrey Campbell's open-toe half-boot in black. $190 at revolveclothing. com

    Fashion Forward: Blanchett is bright in Armani's Black Lace makeup

  • This would not do; she immediately stopped, under pretence of having some alteration to make in the lacing of her half-boot, and stooping down in complete occupation of the footpath, begged them to have the goodness to walk on, and she would follow in half a minute.

    Emma

  • This was a foot in a half-boot of very flexible black leather, laced tight to the ankle and calf, much worn and patched, not much larger than his own, attached to a leg in rusty black trews with worn places along the hem.

    Take A Thief

  • Nevertheless, there was something good in the arrangement of the upper part of the shoe or half-boot of those times, and even of earlier days, as any one who reads the

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845

  • The true æsthetical article is either the elastic half-boot of the middle ages; fitting on to the pantaloon, or else the thin Wellington boot of the present day under the trousers.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845

  • Then they cover the feet with large socks, or, as it were, half-buskins fastened by buckles, over which they wear a half-boot, and besides, as I have already said, they are clothed with a toga.

    City of the Sun

  • Georgette raised the bottom of her dress, in order to descend more quickly the steps, she exhibited to Frisky's indifferent eyes a beautiful ankle, and the beginning of the plump calf of a fine leg, encased in white silk, and a charming little foot, in a laced half-boot of Turkish satin.

    The Wandering Jew — Volume 02

  • When Georgette raised the bottom of her dress, in order to descend more quickly the steps, she exhibited to Frisky's indifferent eyes a beautiful ankle, and the beginning of the plump calf of a fine leg, encased in white silk, and a charming little foot, in a laced half-boot of Turkish satin.

    The Wandering Jew — Complete

  • He wore breeches or drawers reaching to the knees, and his feet and the lower part of the leg were covered with the _cothurnus_, a sort of traveller's half-boot.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.