moccasin


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moc·ca·sin

 (mŏk′ə-sĭn)
n.
1. A soft leather slipper traditionally worn by certain Native American peoples.
2. Footwear resembling such a slipper.
3. A water moccasin.

[Of Virginia Algonquian origin; akin to Powhatan mäkäsĭn, shoe, and Ojibwa makisin.]

moccasin

(ˈmɒkəsɪn)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a shoe of soft leather, esp deerskin, worn by North American Indians
2. (Clothing & Fashion) any soft shoe resembling this
3. (Clothing & Fashion) NZ a sheepshearer's footgear, usually made of sacking
4. (Animals) short for water moccasin
[C17: from Algonquian; compare Narraganset mocussin shoe]

moc•ca•sin

(ˈmɒk ə sɪn, -zən)

n.
1. a heelless shoe made entirely of soft leather, as deerskin, with the sole brought up and attached to a piece of U-shaped leather on top of the foot, worn orig. by American Indians.
2. a hard-soled shoe or slipper resembling this.
[1612 (John Smith); < Virginia Algonquian]

moccasin

An Algonquian word used to mean a soft leather shoe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moccasin - soft leather shoemoccasin - soft leather shoe; originally worn by Native Americans
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
Translations
حِذاء من جِلْد الغَزال الناعِم
mokasín
mokkasin
avokasmokkasiinimokkasiinikäärme
mokasszinmokaszin
mokkasía
mokasinas
mokasīns
mokasína
mokasen

moccasin

[ˈmɒkəsɪn] Nmocasín m

moccasin

[ˈmɒkəsɪn] n
(= shoe) → mocassin m
(= snake) → mocassin m

moccasin

nMokassin m

moccasin

[ˈmɒkəsɪn] nmocassino

moccasin

(ˈmokəsin) noun
a type of shoe, made of soft leather, worn by American Indians; an imitation of it.
References in classic literature ?
Lay a row of moccasins before me - Pawnee, Sioux, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and as many other tribes as you please - and I can name the tribe every moccasin belongs to by the make of it.
They think that the moccasin of every Pale-face should be followed, like the track of the bear.
When my people call the young men to go on the war-path, the moccasin of Hard-Heart is the last.
Taking the wisp broom from its nail inside the door, the newcomer brushed the snow from his moccasins and high German socks.
They had eaten a pair of Perrault's moose-hide moccasins, chunks out of the leather traces, and even two feet of lash from the end of Francois's whip.
He oughter know a body don't love water- moccasins enough to go around hunting for them.
His moccasins were ornamented after the gay fashion of the natives, while the only part of his under dress which appeared below the hunging frock was a pair of buckskin leggings, that laced at the sides, and which were gartered above the knees, with the sinews of a deer.
Her leggings and moccasins are of the most beautiful and expensive workman-ship, and fitted neatly to the foot and ankle, which with the Indian woman are generally well formed and delicate.
On his feet were deer- skin moccasins, ornamented with porcupines’ quills, after the manner of the Indians, and his limbs were guarded with long leggings of the same material as the moccasins, which, gartering over the knees of his tarnished buckskin breeches, had obtained for him among the settlers the nickname of Leather-Stocking.
They wear a capot or surcoat, made of a blanket, a striped cotton shirt, cloth trousers, or leathern leggins, moccasins of deer-skin, and a belt of variegated worsted, from which are suspended the knife, tobacco-pouch, and other implements.
She saw only a man sitting on the edge of the bunk and incuriously studying the toes of his moccasins.
able him to forget--a man, huge and blond, yellow-haired and yellow-bearded, naked except for soft-tanned moccasins and what seemed a goat-skin about his middle.