boots definition, boots meaning | English dictionary




      n   pl   , boots     (Brit)   (formerly) a shoeblack who cleans the guests' shoes in a hotel  

boots and all     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
1    making every effort; with no holds barred  
      adj   boots-and-all when prenominal  
2    behaving or conducted in such a manner  
boots and saddles  
      n   a bugle call formerly used in the U.S. Cavalry to summon soldiers to mount  
bovver boots  
      pl n     (Brit)  
slang   heavy boots worn by some teenage youths in Britain, used in gang fights  
desert boots      pl n  
ankle-high suede boots with laces and soft soles, worn informally by men and women  
Hessian boots  
      pl n   men's high boots with tassels around the top, fashionable in England in the early 19th century  
Wellington boots  
      pl n  
1      (Also called)    gumboots, wellingtons     (Brit)   knee-length or calf-length rubber or rubberized boots, worn esp. in wet conditions,   (Often shortened to)    wellies  
2    military leather boots covering the front of the knee but cut away at the back to allow easier bending of the knee  
     (C19: named after the 1st Duke of Wellington)  
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1    drive, drop-kick, kick, knock, punt, put the boot in(to)     (slang)   shove  
2      (informal)   dismiss, eject, expel, give (someone) their marching orders, give the boot     (slang)   give the bullet     (Brit. slang)   give the bum's rush     (slang)   give the heave or push     (informal)   kick out, kiss off     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   oust, relegate, sack     (informal)   show one the door, throw out, throw out on one's ear     (informal)  

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