or shoepack noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Delaware Jargon (Delaware-based pidgin) seppock shoe, from Delaware (Unami dialect) čípahkɔ shoes Date: 1731 a waterproof laced boot worn especially over heavy socks in cold weather

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  • shoepac — ☆ shoepac [sho͞opak΄ ] n. [altered by folk etym. (infl. by SHOE) < 17th c. Delaware trade language seppock, shoe, shoes < Delaware čípahko, shoes, moccasins (sing. čí˙p˙akw)] PAC (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • shoepac — /shooh pak /, n. a heavy, laced, waterproof boot. Also, shoepack. Also called pac. [1745 55, Amer.; orig., an Indian moccasin with an extra sole, by folk etym. < Delaware Jargon (Sw sp.) síppack, (E sp.) seppock shoe < Unami Delaware cípahko… …   Universalium

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  • pac — pac1 /pak/, n. pack1 (def. 1). pac2 /pak/, n. 1. Also, pack. a soft, flexible, heelless shoe worn as a liner inside a boot or overshoe. 2. shoepac. [1870 75, Amer.; extracted from SHOEPAC by false analysis as SHOE + …   Universalium

  • pac — [[t]pæk[/t]] n. 1) clo a soft, heelless shoe worn as a liner inside an overshoe 2) clo shoepac • Etymology: 1870–75, amer.; extracted from shoepac …   From formal English to slang

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