Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short, thin, curved heel on women's shoes.

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  • noun a short, chunky heel on a woman's shoe or sandal

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from the fact that such heels were originally considered more appropriate than higher heels for girls and young women.]

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