Hessian boot


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Hessian boot

n.
A high, tasseled boot introduced into England by Hessians in the 1800s.

Hes′sian boot′


n.
a knee-high tasseled boot, fashionable in England in the early 19th century.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.Hessian boot - (19th century) a man's high tasseled bootHessian boot - (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
References in classic literature ?
He had just finished dressing for his ride, and wore a blue uniform, opening in front over a white waistcoat so long that it covered his rotund stomach, white leather breeches tightly fitting the fat thighs of his short legs, and Hessian boots. His short hair had evidently just been brushed, but one lock hung down in the middle of his broad forehead.
(on the Christmas cards), with their curly hair and natty hats, their well-shaped legs incased in smalls, their dainty Hessian boots, their ruffling frills, their canes and dangling seals.
A VERY stout, puffy man, in buckskins and Hessian boots, with several immense neckcloths that rose almost to his nose, with a red striped waistcoat and an apple green coat with steel buttons almost as large as crown pieces (it was the morning costume of a dandy or blood of those days) was reading the paper by the fire when the two girls entered, and bounced off his arm-chair, and blushed excessively, and hid his entire face almost in his neckcloths at this apparition.