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Wellington boots

Definitions

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  • n. Waterproof rubber boots, intended to be worn in wet or muddy conditions. Short forms: wellies (singular welly or wellie)

Etymologies

Named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who wore and popularised a similar style of boot, if not made of rubber. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We're looking for a stranger, six foot tall, wearing newish Dunlop Wellington boots size 10, leather gloves and an old blue overcoat stained with blood.

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