Wellington boots

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A pair of Wellington boots

Etymology[edit]

Named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who wore and popularised a similar style of boot, if not made of rubber.

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Wellington boots (normally plural, singular Wellington boot)

  1. (UK) Waterproof rubber boots, intended to be worn in wet or muddy conditions. Short forms: wellies (singular welly or wellie)

Usage notes[edit]

Wellington boots is almost always used in the plural.

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