Definition of geta in US English:



  • A Japanese wooden shoe with a thong to pass between the first (big) toe and the second toe.

    • ‘The Master, in formal attire and wearing geta, climbed so rapidly that all the disciples fell behind, far to the rear.’
    • ‘We even used to wander around Tokyo, go for a look at Tokyo Tower, wearing geta and dogi.’
    • ‘The small chamber was so quiet that the sound of her geta echoed as she quickly made her way towards the tree.’
    • ‘With each step as I crept downstairs, my pair of geta hit the wood like horse hooves on stone.’
    • ‘Her geta kept her bare feet protected from the snow, while Izumi's curled body gave her hands some measure of warmth.’