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1Scottish Originally Scottish. A buskin; a large boot partly covering the leg.
2A kind of light boot worn by women and children, a half-boot.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in William Dunbar (?1460–?1530), poet and courtier. From Middle French, French bottine greave, legging, gaiter, small boot of fine leather or fabric with a low shaft from botte + -ine.
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