Synonyms for boots

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Ben had drawn off his boots, and was firing them one after the other at the door.

There he took the boots—they were terribly stained, he saw—and drew them on.

Evan, the last boy had his boots blacked, and a fresh paper collar on!

In an English hotel, would the chef sit down to talk with boots?

Ah, the truthful glass betrayed the weak point in her armor—the boots.

I'll get a pair of ridin' breeches an' boots for you by tomorrow.

Some of the boots were past wearing when found, and some were not found.

I rub it on boots, I keep my guns and ax from rustin' by smearin' it on.

Her face was square and sensible like her shoulders, and her boots.

I am told that it is also advisable to have straw in your boots.'


footwear, early 14c., from Old French bote "boot" (12c.), with corresponding words in Provençal and Spanish, of unknown origin, perhaps from a Germanic source. Originally for riding boots only. An old Dorsetshire word for "half-boots" was skilty-boots [Halliwell, Wright].